By Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H. Garrido, Allan Keith, Janis I. Raffaele
Absolutely illustrated, effortless to exploit, and entirely up to date, Birds of the West Indies is the single box advisor that covers the entire fowl species identified to ensue within the region--including migrants and sometimes happening types. each one species is represented by way of a whole description that incorporates id box marks, prestige and diversity, habitat, and voice. A map displaying the bird's distribution accompanies many species debts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three fantastically rendered colour plates. chicken fans, touring travelers, neighborhood citizens, and "armchair tourists" will all are looking to personal this definitive box consultant to the birds of the West Indies. contains all species recorded within the regionFeatures ninety-three colour plates with concise textual content on dealing with pages for fast reference and simple identificationSpecies debts disguise id, voice, prestige and habitat, and rangeColor distribution maps
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Extra resources for Birds of the West Indies (Princeton Field Guides)
Habitat: Shallow wetlands. ) AMERICAN BLACK DUCK Anas rubripes 53–64cm (21–25in). Dark brown with purple speculum. male: Bill yellow. female: Bill olive, mottled black. status and range: Vagrant in West Indies. habitat: Shallow waters. ) MALLARD Anas platyrhynchos 51–71cm (20–28in). Large, with blue speculum edged white. non-breeding male and immature: Mottled brown, olive bill. adult female: Bill orange with black markings. Breeding male: Green head, yellow bill, maroon breast. status and range: Very rare non-breeding resident October through April in northern Bahamas and Cuba.
Non-breeding: Gray wash on breast, head, and upperparts. breeding: Black belly and reddish back. voice: Distinctive harsh, nasal tzeep. status and range: Rare non-breeding resident in Bahamas; very rare in Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands; vagrant elsewhere. Occurs late August through April. habitat: Borders of still water, particularly mud flats. ) CURLEW SANDPIPER Calidris ferruginea 18–23cm (7–9in). Bill slightly down-curved throughout its length. flight: White rump. non-breeding adult: Upperparts brownishgray; underparts white.
Flight: Underwings barred, without cinnamon color. voice: Harsh, rapid whistle, whip-whip-whip-whip. status and range: Generally uncommon to rare, but regular migrant throughout West Indies, primarily September. habitat: Ponds, swamps and marshes. LONG-BILLED CURLEW Numenius americanus 51–66cm (20–26in). Large, with extremely long, down-curved bill. Mottled cinnamon-brown above, paler below, legs bluish. flight: Cinnamon wing linings. status and range: Vagrant in West Indies. habitat: Mud flats, lagoons, wetlands, sand bars and shorelines.