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    A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago (Paperback) By (author) Richard Ffrench, Illustrated by John P. O'Neill, Illustrated by John C. Anderton, Illustrated by Dale Dyer, Illustrated by John Schmitt, Foreword by Carol J. James

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    DescriptionFrom reviews of the previous edition "The island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has long served as a window on South American birdlife. Birders have been visiting the two islands in large numbers since the 1960s, when Asa Wright converted an unproductive plantation into one of the first neotropical 'ecotourist traps.' Anyone traveling to Trinidad and Tobago shouldn't leave home without this work." Journal of Field Ornithology"This book will be wanted by any birder visiting Trinidad and Tobago, as well as by many ornithologists as a general reference." Wilson Bulletin Members of nearly all the families of South American birds can be found on the two beautiful West Indian islands of Trinidad and Tobago, where the pleasant climate, varied habitat, and avian diversity create a "birder's paradise." This easy-to-use book is the third edition of a comprehensive yet compact field guide to all 477 species of the islands' birds, including 35 new species accounts added to the country's bird list since the last edition. Richard ffrench s work has been a "bible" to birders since the appearance of the first edition in 1973. This new edition incorporates five decades of his notes and records of the island s birds to present in a handy and readable form detailed and comprehensive information about the birds of Trinidad and Tobago.Showcasing 40 all-new color plates by the very best bird artists working under the direction of John P. O Neill, the third edition now includes illustrations of not only the islands endemic and resident species, but also the many migratory species that visit the islands from both the north and the south. The taxonomic arrangement and treatment of families and species has also been brought in line with the most recent determinations of the A.O.U. Committee on Nomenclature for a thoroughly up-to-date presentation. In his introduction, Richard ffrench offers a full treatment of the history of ornithology in Trinidad and Tobago and sets the scene by describing the islands physiography, climate, and vegetation. Individual species accounts, arranged by family, make up the core of this identification guide. The accounts cover habitat and status, range and subspecies, field description and basic measurements, voice, food, nesting, and behavior. Richard ffrench s summary of the distribution of species and their breeding and migration, as well as local conservation and protection measures, makes this volume much more than a typical field-guide treatment, and invites visitors to this premier ecotourism destination."

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    A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Ffrench, Illustrated by John P. O'Neill, Illustrated by John C. Anderton, Illustrated by Dale Dyer, Illustrated by John Schmitt, Foreword by Carol J. James
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 524
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801473647
    ISBN 10: 0801473640

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WNCB
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PSVW6
    B&T General Subject: 560
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    Ingram Subject Code: AN
    Libri: I-AN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 97
    BISAC V2.8: NAT043000
    B&T Approval Code: A63704003
    BISAC V2.8: NAT004000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KJWWT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 81
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070040
    BIC subject category V2: 1KJWWT
    DC22: 598.0972983
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    DC23: 598.0972983
    LC classification: QL688.T8 F47 2012
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    Thema V1.0: WNCB, PSVJ
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    108, 84 colour plates, 13 black & white halftones, 1 figures, 4 maps, 5 tables, 1 charts
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Comstock Publishing Associates
    Publication date
    03 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "As in previous editions, there is a store of information within these pages and a lot of natural history data that are not to be found elsewhere. . . . [ffrench's] legacy is well preserved in this posthumous edition." Christopher J. Sharpe, Neotropical Birding #14 (Spring 2014)"