A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies

A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691087368
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 05/31/1998
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Herbert Raffaele is Chief of the Office of International Conservation of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. He is the author of A Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Table of Contents

Don R. Eckelberry
Geographic Coverage
Species Coverage
Using the Guide
Species Accounts
Oceanic Islands: Barriers to Dispersal
Diversity versus Uniqueness
Uniqueness: Its Values
Past Avifaunas
The Problem
Principal Causes of Endangerment and Extinction
Island Conservation Status
Endangered Species List
Descriptive Parts of a Bird
Species Accounts
Loons (Divers): Gaviidae
Grebes: Podicipedidae
Shearwaters and Petrels: Procellariidae
Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae
Tropicbirds: Phaethontidae
Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae
Pelicans: Pelecanidae
Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae
Darters: Anhingidae
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae
Bitterns and Herons: Ardeidae
Lbises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae
Storks: Ciconiidae
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae
Swans, Geese and Ducks: Anatidae
American Vultures: Cathartidae
Ospreys: Pandionidae
Kites, Eagles, Hawks and Allies: Accipitridae
Caracaras and Falcons: Falconidae
Curassows and Guans: Cracidae
Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys and Quail: Phasianidae
Rails, Gallinules and Coots: Rallidae
Limpkins: Aramidae
Cranes: Gruidae
Thick-knees: Burhinidae
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostrinae
Jacanas: Jacanidae
Sandpipers, Phalaropes and Allies: Scolopacidae
Skuas, Gulls, Terns and Skimmers: Laridae
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae
Parakeets, Macaws and Parrots: Psittacidae
Cuckoos, Roadrunners and Anis: Cuculidae
Barn Owls: Tytonidae
Typical Owls: Strigidae
Goatsuckers (Nightjars): Caprimulgidae
Potoos: Nyctibiidae
Swifts: Apodidae
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae
Trogons: Trogonidae
Todies: Todidae
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae
Woodpeckers and Allies: Picidae
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae
Cotingas: Cotingidae
Swallows: Hirundinidae
Jays, Magpies and Crows: Corvidae
Nuthatches: Sittidae
Wrens: Troglodytidae
Muscicapids: Muscicapidae
Mockingbirds, Thrashers and Allies (Mimic
Thrushes): Mimidae
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae
Waxwings: Bombycillidae
Palmchats: Dulidae
Starlings and Allies: Sturnidae
Vireos: Vireonidae
Emberizids: Emberizidae
Fringilline and Cardueline Finches and Allies: Fringillidae
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae
Weavers: Ploceidae
Estrildid Finches: Estrildidae
Selected References: Island Avifaunas
Selected References: Bird Family and Regional Identification Guides
Locality Checklist
Index of English and Scientific Names
Index of Local Names

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