A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies

A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies

Hardcover

$99.95
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, December 19

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

Foreword
Don R. Eckelberry
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Goal
Geographic Coverage
Species Coverage
Taxonomy
Using the Guide
Species Accounts
Identification
Plates
Biogeography
Oceanic Islands: Barriers to Dispersal
Diversity versus Uniqueness
Uniqueness: Its Values
Past Avifaunas
Migration
Conservation
The Problem
Principal Causes of Endangerment and Extinction
Island Conservation Status
Endangered Species List
Descriptive Parts of a Bird
Plates
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
Vagrants
Selected References: Island Avifaunas
Selected References: Bird Family and Regional Identification Guides
Locality Checklist
Index of English and Scientific Names
Index of Local Names

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews