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By Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H. Garrido, Allan Keith, Janis I. Raffaele

ISBN-10: 069111319X

ISBN-13: 9780691113197

ISBN-10: 0713649054

ISBN-13: 9780713649055

ISBN-10: 0713654198

ISBN-13: 9780713654196

Totally illustrated, effortless to take advantage of, and fully up to date, Birds of the West Indies is the single box consultant that covers all the fowl species identified to happen within the region--including migrants and occasionally taking place kinds. every one species is represented through an entire description that incorporates identity box marks, prestige and variety, habitat, and voice. A map displaying the bird's distribution accompanies many species money owed, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three fantastically rendered colour plates. chicken fanatics, traveling travelers, neighborhood citizens, and "armchair tourists" will all are looking to personal this definitive box consultant to the birds of the West Indies. contains all species recorded within the regionFeatures ninety-three colour plates with concise textual content on dealing with pages for speedy reference and simple identificationSpecies money owed disguise id, voice, prestige and habitat, and rangeColor distribution maps

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Flight: Long, oval white patches at base of tail. status and range: Rare but regular migrant on Barbados; vagrant elsewhere in West Indies. Occurs primarily September and October. habitat: Mud flats and borders of ponds and lagoons. ESKIMO CURLEW Numenius borealis 30–35cm (12–14in). Small curlew. Noticeably smaller than very similar Whimbrel and with shorter, straighter bill. flight: Cinnamoncolored wing linings; dark, unbarred primaries. status and range: Vagrant in West Indies. Critically endangered if not extinct.

Habitat: Inland freshwater bodies. BLACK TERN Chlidonias niger 23–26cm (9–10in). non-breeding adult: Gray above; forecrown, hindneck, and underparts white except dark patches on sides of breast. Dark patch behind eye. breeding adult: Head, breast, and belly black. immature: Upperparts washed brownish, sides washed grayish. flight: Buoyant and slightly erratic. Often hovers. status and range: Fairly common migrant in Jamaica and Puerto Rico. Uncommon in Cayman Islands, Antigua, and Barbados. Rare in Cuba, Hispaniola, and most of Bahamas.

75in). 2 black bands on breast. flight: Reddish-brown rump. voice: Plaintive, high-pitched kee and dee-de. status and range: Common resident in Bahamas and Greater Antilles, less so in Virgin Islands. Migrants augment local numbers primarily September through March. Uncommon non-breeding resident in Cayman Islands, northern Lesser Antilles, Barbados, and San Andrés. Rare to very rare elsewhere in Lesser Antilles. habitat: Wet fields, short grass, mudholes, and freshwater pond edges. SEMIPALMATED PLOVER br non-br br PIPING PLOVER WILSON’S PLOVER & non-br ( SNOWY PLOVER imm br imm COLLARED PLOVER adult ( KILLDEER adult 42 PLATE 14 PLOVERS 2 NORTHERN LAPWING Vanellus vanellus 30cm (12in).

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