Birds of the West Indies Second Edition

Written by on February 22, 2021

An updated edition of the acclaimed field guide to the spectacular birds of the West Indies

Birds of the West Indies is the first field guide that covers and depicts all birds known to occur in the region, including infrequently occurring and introduced forms. Now fully updated and expanded, this stunningly illustrated book features detailed accounts of more than 600 species, describing identification field marks, range, status, voice, and habitat. There are more than 100 beautiful color plates that depict plumages of all species—including those believed to have recently become extinct—as well as distribution maps, a color code for endemic birds, and an incisive introduction that discusses avifaunal changes in the West Indies in the past fifteen years and the importance of conservation.

Covers more than 60 new species, including vagrants, introductions, and taxonomic splitsUpdates the status of every speciesFeatures illustrations for all new species and improved artwork for warblers and flycatchersColor codes endemic species confined to one or just a few islandsIncludes many new and enhanced mapsProvides bird weights for each speciesCompact and easy to use in the field

By Birds of the West Indies Herbert A. Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H. Garrido, Allan Keith & Janis I. Raffaele

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