Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti

ISBN-10: 0691118914

ISBN-13: 9780691118918

Edition: 2007

Authors: Allan Keith, Christopher Rimmer, James Wiley, Steven C. Latta, Eladio Fernandez

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Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haitifills a large void in the literature on birdwatching and the environment in these tropical countries. The first comprehensive field guide devoted to Hispaniola's birds, it provides detailed accounts for more than 300 species, including thirty-one endemic species. Included in the species descriptions are details on key field marks, similar species, voice, habitats, geographic distribution on Hispaniola, status, nesting, range, and local names used in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The authors also comment on ecology, behavior, and taxonomic status. The book provides color illustrations and range maps based on the most recent data available. But the authors' intent is to provide more than just a means of identifying birds. The guide also underscores the importance of promoting the conservation of migratory and resident birds, and building support for environmental measures.
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Map of Hispaniola
Elevational Map of Hispaniola
Plan of the Guide
Topography and Habitats of Hispaniola
Topographic Features
Major Habitats
Endemic Species and Subspecies
Avian Conservation on Hispaniola
Conservation Issues
National Protected Areas in the Dominican Republic
National Protected Areas in Haiti
Threatened and Endangered Species
Ornithological History of Hispaniola
Descriptive Parts of a Bird
Plate Section
Species Accounts
Geese and Ducks: Anatidae
Partridges and Guineafowl: Phasianidae
Bobwhites: Odontophoridae
Grebes: Podicipedidae
Shearwaters and Petrels: Procellariidae
Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae
Tropicbirds: Phaethontidae
Boobies: Sulidae
Pelicans: Pelecanidae
Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae
Darters: Anhingidae
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae
Bitterns and Herons: Ardeidae
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae
Storks: Ciconiidae
American Vultures: Cathartidae
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae
Osprey: Pandionidae
Kites, Hawks, and Allies: Accipitridae
Falcons: Falconidae
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae
Limpkin: Aramidae
Thick-knees: Burhinidae
Plovers: Charadriidae
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae
Stilts: Recurvirostridae
Jacanas: Jacanidae
Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies: Scolopacidae
Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae
Parakeets and Parrots: Psittacidae
Cuckoos and Anis: Cuculidae
Barn Owls: Tytonidae
Typical Owls: Strigidae
Goatsuckers (Nightjars): Caprimulgidae
Potoos: Nyctibiidae
Swifts: Apodidae
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae
Trogons: Trogonidae
Todies: Todidae
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae
Woodpeckers and Allies: Picidae
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae
Vireos: Vireonidae
Crows: Corvidae
Swallows: Hirundinidae
Kinglets: Regulidae
Gnatcatchers: Sylviidae
Thrushes: Turdidae
Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies (Mimic Thrushes): Mimidae
Pipits: Motacillidae
Waxwings: Bombycillidae
Palmchat: Dulidae
Wood-Warblers: Parulidae
Bananaquit: Coerebidae
Tanagers: Thraupidae
Emberizine Sparrows and Allies: Emberizidae
Cardinaline Finches and Allies: Cardinalidae
Blackbirds and Allies: Icteridae
Fringilline and Cardueline Finches and Allies: Fringillidae
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae
Weavers: Ploceidae
Estrildid Finches: Estrildidae
Recent Additions to the Checklist
Birdwatching on Hispaniola
Checklist of Birds of Hispaniola
Selected References
Index of Local Names
Index of English and Scientific Names
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