Birds of the Dominican Republic & Haiti

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9780691118918: Birds of the Dominican Republic & Haiti

"Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti" fills 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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"[This book] fills a major gap in the ornithological literature of the West Indies. . . . Ornithologists and birders interested in West Indies birds, and especially Hispaniola's birds, now have an excellent, modern guide to these species. The book is highly recommended to these enthusiasts, as well as naturalists, conversation biologists, and academic and public libraries." --International Hawkwatcher

"The first comprehensive field guide to the birds of Hispaniola." --Wildlife Activist

"If you are thinking of going anywhere near Haiti or Dominican Republic, pick this one up. It's an excellent book." --Geoff Carpentier, OFO News

"Any visitor to the island will find the guide an indispensable asset." --Chris Doughty, The Bird Observer

"This well-illustrated new work fills a large void in the literature on birdwatching and the environment in these tropical countries. Touted as the first comprehensive field guide to Hispaniola's birds, it provides detailed accounts for more than 300 species, including thirty-one endemic species. . . . An important contribution to the literature that will provide a handy guide to the region." --Charles E. Keller, Indiana Audubon Quarterly

"This is a wonderful addition to the literature on West Indian birds and a must-have book for anyone headed for Hispaniola or interested in the distribution and abundance of that island's birds. It is both attractive and detailed." --John R. Faaborg, North American Bird Bander


Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
Map of Hispaniola 2
Elevational Map of Hispaniola 4

Plan of the Guide 5
Topography and Habitats of Hispaniola 8
Topographic Features 8
Major Habitats 9

Endemic Species and Subspecies 12
Avian Conservation on Hispaniola 14
Conservation Issues 14
National Protected Areas in the Dominican Republic 15
National Protected Areas in Haiti 16
Threatened and Endangered Species 17
Ornithological History of Hispaniola 18
Descriptive Parts of a Bird 19


Geese and Ducks: Anatidae 21
Partridges and Guineafowl: Phasianidae 32
Bobwhites: Odontophoridae 33
Grebes: Podicipedidae 34
Shearwaters and Petrels: Procellariidae 35
Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae 38
Tropicbirds: Phaethontidae 39
Boobies: Sulidae 40
Pelicans: Pelecanidae 42
Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae 43

Darters: Anhingidae 44
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae 45
Bitterns and Herons: Ardeidae 46
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae 54
Storks: Ciconiidae 56
American Vultures: Cathartidae 57
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae 57
Osprey: Pandionidae 58
Kites, Hawks, and Allies: Accipitridae 59
Falcons: Falconidae 64
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae 66

Limpkin: Aramidae 71
Thick-knees: Burhinidae 72
Plovers: Charadriidae 73
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae 78
Stilts: Recurvirostridae 78
Jacanas: Jacanidae 79
Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies: Scolopacidae 80
Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae 95
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae 110
Parakeets and Parrots: Psittacidae 118

Cuckoos and Anis: Cuculidae 120
Barn Owls: Tytonidae 124
Typical Owls: Strigidae 125
Goatsuckers (Nightjars): Caprimulgidae 128
Potoos: Nyctibiidae 131
Swifts: Apodidae 132
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae 135
Trogons: Trogonidae 137
Todies: Todidae 138
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae 140

Woodpeckers and Allies: Picidae 141
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae 143
Vireos: Vireonidae 148
Crows: Corvidae 153
Swallows: Hirundinidae 155
Kinglets: Regulidae 160
Gnatcatchers: Sylviidae 160
Thrushes: Turdidae 161
Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies (Mimic Thrushes): Mimidae 165
Pipits: Motacillidae 167
Waxwings: Bombycillidae 168

Palmchat: Dulidae 168
Wood-Warblers: Parulidae 169
Bananaquit: Coerebidae 192
Tanagers: Thraupidae 193
Emberizine Sparrows and Allies: Emberizidae 200
Cardinaline Finches and Allies: Cardinalidae 205
Blackbirds and Allies: Icteridae 207
Fringilline and Cardueline Finches and Allies: Fringillidae 211
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae 214
Weavers: Ploceidae 215
Estrildid Finches: Estrildidae 216
Recent Additions to the Checklist 218

Appendix A: Birdwatching on Hispaniola 219
Appendix B: Checklist of Birds of Hispaniola 229

Selected References 239
Index of Local Names 243
Index of English and Scientific Names 250

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Steven Latta, Christopher Rimmer, Allan Keith, James Wiley, Herbert Raffaele, Kent McFarland, Eladio Fernandez
Editore: Princeton University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0691118914 ISBN 13: 9780691118918
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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0691118914

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