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Title:
A guide to the birds of Mexico and northern Central America
Author:
Howell, Steven N. G.
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Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Physical Description:
xvi, 851 pages, 71 pages, that is, 142 pages, pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780198540137

9780198540120
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This is a completely new in-depth field guide to the 1,070 bird species, including North American migrants, found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and western Nicaragua. More than 180 species are endemic to this region and the book details their appearance, voice, habitat,behaviour (including nests and eggs) and distribution. Range maps are included with species accounts, and introductory essays give essential background information, with special appendices summarizing useful information on the avifaunas of various offshore Pacific and Caribbean islands. The Guide'sstriking illustrations include 71 colour plates and 39 black-and-white drawings, based on the authors' field experience and in many cases detailing plumages never before illustrated. Authoritative and up-to-date, this is an essential reference work for every birdwatchers' collection.


Author Notes

Steve N. G. Howell and Sophie Webb are Research Associates at Point Reyes Bird Observatory, California.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Area covered Geography and bird distribution
Climate and habitat
Migration History of ornithology in Mexico
Conservation Birding in Mexico and northern
Central America Using this book
Taxonomy Molt and plumage
Outline of the species accounts
Family and Species Accounts
Appendices on extinct species
Hypothetical occurrence
Birds of Pacific Islands and Caribbean
Islands, and additional species of eastern Honduras
Bibliography
Index
Introduction
Area covered Geography and bird distribution
Climate and habitat
Migration History of ornithology in Mexico
Conservation Birding in Mexico and northern
Central America Using this book
Taxonomy Molt and plumage
Outline of the species accounts
Family and Species Accounts
Appendices on extinct species
Hypothetical occurrence
Birds of Pacific Islands and Caribbean
Islands, and additional species of eastern Honduras
Bibliography
Index