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By Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H. Garrido, Allan Keith, Janis I. Raffaele

Totally illustrated, effortless to take advantage of, and entirely up to date, Birds of the West Indies is the single box advisor that covers the entire chicken species identified to ensue within the region--including migrants and occasionally happening kinds. every one species is represented via an entire description that incorporates identity box marks, prestige and variety, habitat, and voice. A map displaying the bird's distribution accompanies many species bills, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three fantastically rendered colour plates. fowl 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. comprises all species recorded within the regionFeatures ninety-three colour plates with concise textual content on dealing with pages for speedy reference and straightforward identificationSpecies debts hide id, voice, prestige and habitat, and rangeColor distribution maps

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75in). adult male: Reddish-brown hindcrown and hindneck; white forehead, throat and underparts; black band across breast. adult female: Thinner breast band; less reddish-brown. immature: Breast band limited to sides of neck; no black on crown; only hint of reddish-brown. flight: No wing stripe. voice: Sharp, metallic peet or peep-peep and chitit. status and range: Uncommon to rare breeding resident in Grenada and perhaps in Grenadines (Mustique). Rare wanderer to Barbados. Vagrant elsewhere. habitat: Salt flats, coasts, and river banks.

Habitat: Shallow, protected coastal waters, also swamp edges. GREAT BLUE HERON Ardea herodias 107–132cm (42–52in). Very large. Dark phase— Primarily gray; large, straight bill; black eyebrow stripe. White phase—White; yellow bill and legs. status and range: Common non-breeding resident in Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Virgin and Cayman Islands primarily October through April. Uncommon in Lesser Antilles. Decidedly uncommon in other months, during which some breed. White phase extremely rare in West Indies.

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. 5in). Large, with slightly upturned bill, thicker at base. non-breeding: Greenish or yellowish legs. breeding: Breast heavily flecked with black. flight: White V ‘ ’ extends from uppertail-coverts onto back. ) status and range: Vagrant in West Indies. habitat: Mud flats. GREATER YELLOWLEGS Tringa melanoleuca 33–38cm (13–15in).

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