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This book covers all the bird species that have been recorded on Mustique so far. These species also comprise most of those that have been seen in the Grenadines as a whole, including several which have not been previously recorded in the region. It will serve as a guide to the birds of the Grenadines in general. This book aims to inform novices and experts alike on the birds of the island, and the Grenadines as a whole, and to facilitate their identification. The authors hope to encourage the appreciation of the birds of Mustique and of birds and wildlife generally, both for the fulfillment it brings, and as a step towards the conservation of the wildlife. The most specific aim of this book is to highlight the importance of the habitats found on and around Mustique, and in particular the mangrove. CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction; Ornithological History; What Makes Mustique Special for Birds; Habitats; Dry Woodland; Cactus Scrub; Gardens; Grassland; Parkland; Mangrove Swamps; Other Wetlands; Coasts; Exposed Reefs; Offshore Islets; Map of Mustique in Region; Map of Mustique; How to Identify the Birds of Mustique; Topography of a Bird; The Bird Species; Ducks to Pied-billed Grebe; Tropicbird to Frigatebird; Herons to Ibis; Birds of Prey; Rail to Coots; Plovers to Oystercatcher; Sandpipers to Snipe; Gulls and Terns; Pigeons and Doves; Cuckoos and Ani; Hummingbirds to Kingfisher; Flycatchers to Mockingbird; Warblers; Bananaquit to House Sparrow; Some Very Odd Looking Birds; Species That May Have Occurred; Key to the White Herons and Egrets; Key to Small Sandpipers; Key to the Grey and White Terns; A Plea for the Mangroves; Conservation; Selected Bibliography; Recommended Books; Index of Bird Species
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Book Description The Mustique Company, 2009. Spiral-bound. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Former library book; Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G9768212357I3N10