Birds of the West Indies by James Wiley & Janis I. Raffaele

By James Wiley & Janis I. Raffaele

Fully illustrated, effortless to exploit, and fully updated, Birds of the West Indies is the one box advisor that covers all the chicken species recognized to ensue within the region--including migrants and sometimes 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 debts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three superbly rendered colour plates.

Bird fanatics, touring travelers, neighborhood citizens, and "armchair tourists" will all are looking to personal this definitive box consultant to the birds of the West Indies.

  • Includes all species recorded within the region
  • Features ninety-three colour plates with concise textual content on dealing with pages for speedy reference and straightforward identification
  • Species money owed hide id, voice, prestige and habitat, and range
  • Color distribution maps

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Reintroduced in Virgin Islands. habitat: Shallow lagoons and coastal estuaries. SANDHILL CRANE Grus canadensis 100cm (40in). Very large, with long legs and long neck. adult: Gray; bare red crown. immature: Head and neck brownish; body gray mottled with brown. voice: High-pitched trumpet-like call. status and range: Rare and local resident in Cuba. Threatened. habitat: Marshes with emergent vegetation, swamp borders, edges of pine barrens, and natural savannas. 25in). Brown upperparts; dark breast band; stubby bill; orange legs.

Breeding: Unusual black-and-white facial markings; reddishorange back. flight: Distinctive white pattern on upperwings, back and tail. voice: Loud, nasal cuck-cuck-cuck, increasing in volume. status and range: Common non-breeding resident throughout West Indies in most months. habitat: Mud flats, pond edges, sandy and rocky coasts. 5in). adult: Upperparts have scaled look. Large dark eye framed by pale eye-ring on clean buffish face; thin black bill. Underparts buff with spots on sides; yellow legs and feet; short tail not extending beyond folded wings at rest.

Adult: White; long, down-curved reddish bill. immature: Brown; belly and rump white. flight: Outstretched neck, wingtips black. status and range: Common resident in Cuba and Hispaniola; uncommon and local in Jamaica; rare non-breeding resident in Bahamas; rare wanderer in Cayman Islands. habitat: Freshwater swamps, rice fields, and saltwater lagoons. GLOSSY IBIS Plegadis falcinellus 56–64cm (22–25in). adult: Very dark, with long, down-curved bill. immature: Lighter. status and range: Fairly common resident in Hispaniola; uncommon and local in Cuba and Jamaica.

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