Birds of the West Indies (Collins Field Guide)

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9780002191913: Birds of the West Indies (Collins Field Guide)

From Grand Bahama Island in the north to Grenada in the south, this is an identification guide to the birds of a popular tourist destination renowned for the variety and diversity of its birdlife.

The West Indies include the Bahama Islands, the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico), and the Lesser Antilles (Anguilla, Nevis and St Kitts, Martinique, St Lucia, Barbados, Grenadines, St Vincent). It is a tropical avifaunal region which includes such species as the tiny bee hummingbird, parrots, honey-creepers and todies.

For every resident species there are notes on diagnostic characters, local names, voice, habitat, identification and range. The birds are faithfully illustrated with 155 species shown in colour and a further 186 in black and white.

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“This illustrated guide will be a great boon to professional and amateur, even traveller and visitor with the most casual interest in birds”. NATURE

“Mr Bond’s volume is intended for a quick reference and is planned to enable the birds of the West Indian islands to be identified with the minimum of trouble and minimum of description. For purposes of identification the colour plates in this volume could not be bettered”. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

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COLLINS FIELD GUIDE

COMPREHENSIVE
EASY TO USE • HIGHLY ILLUSTRATED

From Grand Bahama Island in the north to Grenada in the South, this unique guide covers a tropical avifaunal region which includes such species as the tiny Bee Hummingbird, parrots, honey-creepers and todies.

For every resident species there are notes on diagnostic characters, local names, voice habitat, identification and range. The birds are faithfully illustrated with 155 species shown in colour and a further 186 in black and white.

"This illustrated guide will be a great boon to professional and amateur, even traveller and visitor with the most casual interest in birds."
NATURE

"Mr Bond's volume is intended for quick reference and is planned to enable the birds of the West Indian islands to be identified with the minimum of trouble and minimum of description. For purposes of identification the colour plates in this volume could not be bettered."
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

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