By Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H. Garrido, Allan Keith, Janis I. Raffaele
Totally illustrated, effortless to exploit, and entirely up to date, Birds of the West Indies is the single box advisor that covers all the fowl species identified to ensue within the region--including migrants and sometimes happening types. every one species is represented via an entire description that incorporates id box marks, prestige and diversity, habitat, and voice. A map exhibiting the bird's distribution accompanies many species debts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three fantastically rendered colour plates. chicken fanatics, touring travelers, neighborhood citizens, and "armchair tourists" will all are looking to personal this definitive box advisor 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 speedy reference and simple identificationSpecies debts hide id, voice, prestige and habitat, and rangeColor distribution maps
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Extra info for Birds of the West Indies (Princeton Field Guides)
Occurs October to March. habitat: Freshwater wetlands. ) BLUE-WINGED TEAL Anas discors 38–40cm (15–16in). Small, with blue forewing. female and non-breeding male: Mottled brown; speculum green; very similar to female and non-breeding male Green-winged Teal, but Blue-winged has light spot on lores, darker belly, and lacks pale patch beneath tail. breeding male: White face crescent. status and range: Most common non-breeding duck in West Indies, primarily October through April. habitat: Shallow wetlands.
Adult: Orange-red bill; pinkish legs. immature: Dull pinkish bill, dark at tip. Gray legs. flight: Broad white wing stripe and uppertail. voice: Emphatic, coarsely whistled wheep. status and range: Fairly common but very local resident in southern and central Bahamas, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guadeloupe (Petite Terre). Rare and local, primarily outside breeding season, in northernmost Bahamas, Cuba, and Lesser Antilles. Vagrant elsewhere. habitat: Rocky headlands, stony beaches, offshore islands, and cays.
Immature: Golden-brown, bluish wings. voice: High-pitched, melodious klee-klee. status and range: Common resident in Cuba and Hispaniola; uncommon in Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, and San Andrés. In Bahamas, uncommon migrant on larger northern islands August through October and March through May; rare and local on remainder. Rare resident on St Bartholomew, Montserrat, Martinique, and Barbados. Vagrant elsewhere. habitat: Freshwater bodies with dense vegetation. 5in). Duck-like. Swims with bobbing head.
Birds of the West Indies (Princeton Field Guides) by Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H. Garrido, Allan Keith, Janis I. Raffaele