Cover

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Title Page, Dedication, Acknowledgments, Artist Credits, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. 5-6

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Introduction

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pp. 7-15

GOAL The primary goal of this guide is to promote an interest in birds among the local people of the Caribbean islands. It is only when people appreciate and respect their birdlife that they ever come to protect it. The book also aims to facilitate the study of West Indian birds by both novice and professional alike. GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE The West Indies are taken to include all islands of the Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Lesser Antilles, San Andrés and Providencia. Omitted are Trinidad and Tobago and other islands off the north coast of South America. Though Trinidad and Tobago appear contiguous to the Lesser Antilles, their origins, and consequently their...

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Species Accounts and Color Plates

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pp. 16-203

GREATER SHEARWATER Puffinus gravis 48cm (19in). One of two large shearwaters in West Indies; noticeable white bands on hindneck and rump contrast with black cap and dark grayish-brown upperparts. status and range: Uncommon non-breeding resident among Bahamas and off Puerto Rico primarily May through July, but can occur any month. Likely rare through rest of West Indies during these months. habitat: At sea. CORY’S SHEARWATER Calonectris diomedea 46–53cm (18–21in). Large shearwater, appears featureless at distance. Pale yellowish bill, white uppertail-coverts variable in extent; coloration of cheek and neck blend with underparts...

Selected References

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pp. 204-205

Index of English and Scientific Names

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pp. 206-216