By Steven Latta, Christopher Rimmer, Allan Keith, Visit Amazon's James Wiley Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, James Wiley, , Herbert A. Raffaele, Kent McFarland, Eladio Fernandez

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 specified money owed for greater than three hundred species, together with thirty-one endemic species.

incorporated within the species descriptions are information on key box marks, comparable 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 ebook offers colour illustrations and diversity maps in line with the newest facts to be had. however the authors' rationale is to supply greater than only a technique of opting for birds. The advisor additionally underscores the significance of marketing the conservation of migratory and resident birds, and construction aid for environmental measures.

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3b Female: Pale overall; light brown head and neck, darker rump and tail. 3c Male in flight: Black breast and tail contrast with light belly and underwings. 3d Female in flight: Dark breast and tail contrast with light belly and underwings. 4 Redhead (Aythya americana) Page 28 4a Male: Pale gray back, black breast, and rounded, bright reddish head and neck. 4b Female: Uniformly dull brown; white eye-ring; blue bill tipped black. 4c Male in flight: Gray back and black neck contrast with reddish head; gray flight feathers contrast with dark forewing.

5a Non-breeding: Pale brownish gray above; whitish below. 5b Breeding: Dark brownish above; reddish brown auriculars; breast and belly heavily barred. 5c In flight: White rump; pale gray to whitish tail; unmarked wings. 6 Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) Page 81 6a Adult: Dark upperparts, finely spotted with white; white eye-ring; greenish legs. 6b In flight: Dark above; upperwings and underwings uniformly dark; black barring on white outer tail feathers. 2b 1b 2a 1a 4c 3c 4b 3b 4a 3a 5c 5b 6b 5a 6a PLATE 16: SHOREBIRDS 2 1 Dunlin (Calidris alpina) Page 91 Chunky build; short-necked appearance.

7 Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) Page 94 Small and delicate; very thin, black, straight bill. 7a Non-breeding adult: Gray upperparts streaked white on mantle; white below; black smudge through eye; black crown and white forecrown. 7b Breeding female: Reddish brown neck contrasting with white throat; buffy stripes on back and upperwing coverts. Black eye patch. 7c Non-breeding in flight: White wing stripe; white stripes on back. 2c 1c 1b 2b 2a 1a 3c 4b 4c 3b 4a 3a 6c 5b 7c 6b 7b 5a 6a 7a PLATE 17: SHOREBIRDS 3 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) Page 87 Small size.

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