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Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti fills a wide void within the literature on birdwatching and the surroundings in those tropical international locations. the 1st complete box advisor dedicated to Hispaniola's birds, it offers special bills for greater than three hundred species, together with thirty-one endemic species.
integrated within the species descriptions are information on key box marks, related species, voice, habitats, geographic distribution on Hispaniola, prestige, nesting, variety, and native names utilized in either the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The authors additionally touch upon ecology, habit, and taxonomic prestige. The e-book presents colour illustrations and diversity maps in keeping with the latest facts on hand. however the authors' motive is to supply greater than only a technique of settling on birds. The advisor additionally underscores the significance of selling the conservation of migratory and resident birds, and construction help for environmental measures.
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4b In ﬂight: Underwings barred. 5 American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) Pied shorebird; black hood and back; long, heavy bill. 5a Adult: Orange-red bill, pinkish legs. 5b In ﬂight: White uppertail coverts, broad white wing stripe. Page 78 1b 1c 2b 2a 1a 3b 3a 5b 4b 4a 5a PLATE 19: SHOREBIRDS 5 1 Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) Page 80 Large size. Long, orange-yellow legs; long, straight bill, slightly upturned. 2 Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa ﬂavipes) Page 81 2a Adult: Medium size. Long, orangish yellow legs; bill relatively thin and short compared with Greater Yellowlegs.
4c Male in ﬂight: Pale blue forewing; green speculum; green head; white breast; reddish brown sides and belly. 4d Female in ﬂight: Forewing gray; speculum green; mottled brown overall. 5 White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis) Page 26 5a Adult: Warm brown overall with prominent white cheek and red mark at base of bill. 5b In ﬂight: Green speculum with buff-colored borders. Insert bottom of Plate 2 Gadwall (Anas strepera) Page 218 Not Illustrated: Breeding male: Gray-brown overall, with black rump and undertail coverts, white speculum, chestnut patch on wing.
2b Female: Brown above; white below with coarse brown streaking. 2c In ﬂight: Short, rounded wings; long, narrow, squared-off tail; alternately ﬂapping and gliding. 3 Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) Page 63 Soaring hawk with long tail and wings. 3a Adult, dark phase: Dark brown above, whitish below with rufous to dark brown bib. 3b Adult, light phase: Similar but lighter overall. 3c Immature, light phase: Similar, but underparts streaked and spotted brown. 4 Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Page 63 4a Adult: Dark above, light below, with dark belly band; tail reddish.
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