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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Sponsors Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. 1
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  1. Map of Hispaniola
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. Elevational Map of Hispaniola
  2. p. 4
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  1. Plan of the Guide
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Topography and Habitats of Hispaniola
  2. pp. 8-11
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  1. Endemic Species and Subspecies
  2. pp. 12-13
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  1. Avian Conservation on Hispaniola
  2. pp. 14-17
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  1. Ornithological History of Hispaniola
  2. p. 18
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  1. Descriptive Parts of a Bird
  2. p. 19
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  1. Plate Section
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  1. Species Accounts
  2. pp. 21-217
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  1. Recent Additions to the Checklist
  2. p. 218
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  1. Appendix A: Birdwatching on Hispaniola
  2. pp. 219-228
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  1. Appendix B: Checklist of Birds of Hispaniola
  2. pp. 229-238
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  1. Selected References
  2. pp. 239-242
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  1. Index of Local Names
  2. pp. 243-249
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  1. Index of English and Scientific Names
  2. pp. 250-258
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400834105
Related ISBN
9780691118918
MARC Record
OCLC
650310352
Pages
360
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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