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Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands
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This beautifully illustrated photographic field guide is the first to focus on the identification of the fascinating, diverse and unique wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands--featuring the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies that are most likely to be seen. Richly illustrated introductory sections cover the key wildlife sites to visit on each of the islands and provide an overview of the islands' geography, climate, habitat types and current conservation efforts. Stunning colour photographs highlight the key identification features of each species, and the accompanying text covers status, habitat preference, behaviour and, where appropriate, calls. The guide also features an up-to-date distribution map for each species. Complete with an attractive, user-friendly design, this is a must-have guide for all visitors to these magical islands.

  • A beautifully designed and illustrated photographic field guide to the wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands
  • Highlights the islands' unique native species and their conservation status
  • Covers all birds, land and marine mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies that are likely to be seen
  • Features richly illustrated introductory sections on key sites to visit on each of the islands, covering their geography, climate, habitats and conservation
  • Includes distribution maps for all species, as well as information on occurrence, status, habitat preference, behaviour and calls

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Contents
  2. p. 3
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. 4
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  1. The geography and climate of Madeira and the Canary Islands
  2. pp. 5-9
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  1. Habitats
  2. pp. 10-17
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  1. Conservation
  2. pp. 18-19
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  1. Main wildlife sites
  2. pp. 20-27
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  1. Wildlife-watching tips
  2. pp. 28-29
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  1. Species Accounts
  1. Birds
  2. pp. 30-139
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  1. Mammals: Marine
  2. pp. 140-152
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  1. Mammals: Land
  2. pp. 153-158
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  1. Mammals: Bats
  2. pp. 159-163
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  1. Reptiles and amphibians
  2. pp. 164-182
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  1. Dragonflies and damselflies
  2. pp. 183-191
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  1. Butterflies
  2. pp. 192-211
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  1. Rare birds of the region
  2. p. 212
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  1. Further reading and websites
  2. p. 213
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  1. Photographic and artwork credits
  2. pp. 214-216
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  1. Scientific, Spanish and Portuguese names
  2. pp. 217-221
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 222-224
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