A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica

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Princeton University Press, 2009 - Nature - 304 pages
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Jamaica is home to more than 300 bird species, including about 25 endemics, making the island one of today's most desirable birding destinations. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica covers every species, including vagrants, and is specially designed for easy, at-a-glance reference in the field. This unique illustrated guide features 650 stunning color photographs as well as detailed species accounts that describe key identification features, voice, habitat, confusion species, status, and distribution. There is also a distribution map for resident and migrant birds. On the bookshelf or in the coat pocket, this is a one-of-a-kind photographic guide to the birds of Jamaica.



  • Covers every bird species in Jamaica

  • Features 650 color photographs

  • Describes key identification features, voice, habitat, and more

  • Provides a distribution map for resident and migrant birds

  • Designed for easy, at-a-glance reference


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Contents

PREFACE
7
BIRDING IN JAMAICA
28
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
36
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Ann Haynes-Sutton is a zoologist and tour leader in Jamaica, where she has lived for more than thirty years. She and her late husband Robert Sutton have written extensively on Jamaican birdlife. Audrey Downer, who died in 2008, was a renowned ornithologist and expert on the birds of Jamaica. Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet has been photographing the birds of the Caribbean for more than thirty years. His superb photography has appeared in many books, including "Birds of the Cayman Islands".

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