By Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H. Garrido, Allan Keith, Janis I. Raffaele
Absolutely illustrated, effortless to exploit, and entirely updated, Birds of the West Indies is the one box advisor that covers the entire chicken species recognized to happen within the region--including migrants and sometimes happening varieties. each one species is represented by way of an entire description that incorporates identity box marks, prestige and variety, habitat, and voice. A map displaying the bird's distribution accompanies many species debts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three superbly rendered colour plates. chicken fans, traveling travelers, neighborhood citizens, and "armchair tourists" will all are looking to personal this definitive box consultant to the birds of the West Indies. comprises all species recorded within the regionFeatures ninety-three colour plates with concise textual content on dealing with pages for speedy reference and simple identificationSpecies bills hide identity, voice, prestige and habitat, and rangeColor distribution maps
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Often some distance from water. 5in). Yellowish-green bill and legs; sharp demarcation between heavily streaked breast and white belly. non-breeding: Gray-brown upperparts, head and breast. breeding male: More mottled; breast heavily streaked with black. voice: Low, harsh krip. status and range: Generally an uncommon southbound migrant August through early November through West Indies. Rare during northward migration March and April. habitat: Wet meadows, grassy areas after rains. ) CURLEW SANDPIPER DUNLIN br non-br non-br SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER br br non-br non-br WESTERN SANDPIPER LEAST SANDPIPER br ( br non-br non-br WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER br BAIRD’S SANDPIPER non-br br non-br PECTORAL SANDPIPER 48 PLATE 17 SANDPIPERS 3 HUDSONIAN GODWIT Limosa haemastica 33–40cm (13–16in).
Non-breeding: White underparts; dark mark on side of neck; orangish base of bill. breeding: Dark spots on underparts; orange bill with black tip. voice: Whistled we-weet. status and range: Generally common non-breeding resident throughout West Indies August through May, less common other months. habitat: Water edges of mangroves, coastlines, and streams. 75–11in). Medium-sized; chunky build, usually greenish legs, and relatively short bill. non-breeding: Gray above; white below. breeding: Orangish-red face and underparts.
Black neck mark, points bill upward. flight: Blackish wingtips. ) voice: Peculiar pumping sound, oong-ka-chunk! status and range: Non-breeding resident in West Indies primarily October through March. Uncommon and local on larger islands of Bahamas and in Cuba; very rare in Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico. Vagrant elsewhere in West Indies. habitat: Dense vegetation of freshwater swamps. LEAST BITTERN Ixobrychus exilis 28–35cm (11–14in). Small, reddish-yellow, with cream-colored patch on upperwing.