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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 exploit, and fully updated, Birds of the West Indies is the one box advisor that covers the entire chicken species recognized to ensue within the region--including migrants and occasionally happening varieties. every one species is represented via a whole description that incorporates id box marks, prestige and diversity, habitat, and voice. A map exhibiting the bird's distribution accompanies many species bills, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three fantastically rendered colour plates. fowl enthusiasts, touring travelers, neighborhood citizens, and "armchair tourists" will all are looking to personal this definitive box consultant to the birds of the West Indies. comprises all species recorded within the regionFeatures ninety-three colour plates with concise textual content on dealing with pages for fast reference and simple identificationSpecies money owed disguise id, voice, prestige and habitat, and rangeColor distribution maps

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Voice: Series of hard whistles. status and range: Non-breeding resident throughout West Indies. Uncommon southbound migrant September and October; less frequent November through May. habitat: Freshwater edges. ) WOOD SANDPIPER Tringa glareola 20cm (8in). Medium-sized, slender, with entirely white rump. Pale yellow or greenish-yellow legs; white eyebrow stripe. ) flight: Pale gray underwings. status and range: Rare on Barbados and Guadeloupe. habitat: Primarily freshwater edges. 5in). Long bill, striped head and back, reddish-brown tail.

Habitat: Freshwater bodies with large-leaved floating vegetation. AMERICAN COOT Fulica americana 38–40cm (15–16in). Duck-like. Swims with bobbing head. adult: Grayish-black; bill and undertail coverts white. immature: Paler. status and range: Uncommon breeding resident in Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Cayman Islands, primarily May through August. Migrants augment numbers September through April making it common throughout Bahamas, Greater Antilles, and Cayman Islands during these months.

Uncommon resident in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (Anegada), St Martin, and St Bartholomew. Very rare breeding resident on Cuba. Vagrant elsewhere. Threatened. habitat: Beaches and lagoon borders with extensive salt flats. 75in). adult male: Reddish-brown hindcrown and hindneck; white forehead, throat and underparts; black band across breast. adult female: Thinner breast band; less reddish-brown. immature: Breast band limited to sides of neck; no black on crown; only hint of reddish-brown. flight: No wing stripe.

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