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    Birds of the West Indies (Princeton Field Guides) (Paperback) By (author) Herbert A. Raffaele, By (author) James Wiley, By (author) Orlando H. Garrido, By (author) Allan R. Keith, By (author) Janis I. Raffaele, Illustrated by Tracy Pedersen, Illustrated by Kristin Williams

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    DescriptionFully 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. It includes all the species recorded in the region, features ninety-three color plates with concise text on facing pages for quick reference and easy identification, and also contains species accounts which cover identification, voice, status and habitat, and range, and color distribution maps.


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    Title
    Birds of the West Indies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Herbert A. Raffaele, By (author) James Wiley, By (author) Orlando H. Garrido, By (author) Allan R. Keith, By (author) Janis I. Raffaele, Illustrated by Tracy Pedersen, Illustrated by Kristin Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 371 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691113197
    ISBN 10: 069111319X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC21: 598.09729
    BIC subject category V2: PSVW6
    B&T General Subject: 560
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    DC22: 598.09729
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 97
    BISAC V2.8: NAT004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 81
    BIC subject category V2: 1KJ
    DC22: 598/.09729
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QL688.A1 B47 2003
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PSVJ
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    93 color plates. 181 color maps. 2 line illus.
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    22 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Author Information
    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).
    Review quote
    Winner of the 2003 Best Bird Book - West Indies, Worldtwitch "Fascinating reading... [This] finally eclipses ... the old field guide ... that in its various forms held sway for more than fifty years... The illustrations ... are exceptionally beautiful... Indispensable."--Stephen Mills, Times Literary Supplement "The current consensus is that the finest field guide to the exotic archipelagos of the Caribbean is Birds of the West Indies by Herbert Raffaele. Now that I've visited the region a few times, I can definitely agree! ... The abundant illustrations are crisp, colorful, and mostly accurate while the text is succinct yet informative."--Mike Bergin, 10,000 Birds "While paging through the new West Indian field guide ... I lost track of several hours, completely captivated by the images before me... [It includes] color plates of surpassing accuracy and ... the text ... is accurate and highly readable."--Tropical Audubon Bulletin
    Table of contents
    Introduction 7 Species Accounts and Colour Plates 16 Selected References 204 Index of English and Scientific Names 206 SEABIRDS 16 HERONS AND OTHER LONG-LEGGED WADERS 34 MARSHBIRDS AND WATERFOWL 58 HAWKS, OWLS, AND NIGHTJARS 76, 100 GAMEBIRDS AND PIGEONS; PARROTS AND CUCKOOS; SWIFTS, HUMMINGBIRDS, TROGONS, TODIES, KINGFISHERS, AND WOODPECKERS 84, 106 FLYCATCHERS 118 CROWS, SWALLOWS, GNATCATCHERS, THRUSHES, THRASHERS, AND MOCKINGBIRDS 126 VIREOS AND WARBLERS 144 EUPHONIAS, HONEYCREEPERS, TANAGERS, ORIOLES, AND BLACKBIRDS 174 FINCH-LIKE BIRDS 188