Birds of the West Indies

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Princeton University Press, Apr 23, 2010 - Nature - 216 pages

Fully illustrated, easy to use, and completely up-to-date, Birds of the West Indies is the only field guide that covers all of the bird species known to occur in the region--including migrants and infrequently occurring forms. Each species is represented by a full description that includes identification field marks, status and range, habitat, and voice. A map showing the bird's distribution accompanies many species accounts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three beautifully rendered color plates.


Bird lovers, vacationing tourists, local residents, and "armchair travelers" will all want to own this definitive field guide to the birds of the West Indies.


  • Includes all species recorded in the region

  • Features ninety-three color plates with concise text on facing pages for quick reference and easy identification

  • Species accounts cover identification, voice, status and habitat, and range

  • Color distribution maps

 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Species Accounts and Color Plates
16
HERONS AND OTHER LONGLEGGED WADERS
34
MARSHBIRDS AND WATERFOWL
58
HAWKS
76
GAMEBIRDS AND PIGEONS
86
PARROTS AND CUCKOOS
92
OWLS
100
CROWS
126
SWALLOWS
128
GNATCATCHERS
132
THRASHERS AND MOCKINGBIRDS
134
THRUSHES
138
VIREOS AND WARBLERS
144
EUPHONIAS
174
TANAGERS
176

NIGHTJARS
102
SWIFTS
106
HUMMINGBIRDS
108
TROGONS
112
KINGFISHERS AND WOODPECKERS
114
FLYCATCHERS
118
ORIOLES
180
BLACKBIRDS
184
FINCHLIKE BIRDS
188
Selected References
204
Index of English and Scientific Names
206
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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 (Princeton).

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