A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas: Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador, Third Edition

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University of Texas Press, 1998 - Nature - 209 pages
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This practical field guide contains detailed annotations for easy identification of all of Mexico's regular species. The descriptions include the English, Spanish, and Latin names; a general range statement for each bird, along with its specific occurrences in the region, its typical habitat(s) and abundance; and its physical characteristics, including size and plumage. In addition, Edwards briefly describes the geographical regions of the four countries to help birders quickly narrow possible identifications based on ecological zones. He also lists accidental, casual, and very rare and local species and includes a list of books for further reading.
 

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Contents

THE BIRDS OF MEXICO BELIZE GUATEMALA AND EL SALVADOR
1
Herons Other Large Wading Birds and Vultures
7
Ducks Geese and Swans
12
Hawks Eagles Falcons and Other Diurnal Raptors
18
Guans Turkeys Partridges and Quails
28
Rails and Related Species
33
Plovers Sandpipers and Related Species
37
Jaegers Gulls Terns and Auklets
45
Flycatchers Becards Cotingas and Manakins
97
Shrikes Vireos Crows and Jays
112
Larks and Swallows
121
Titmice Nuthatches and Creepers
123
Wrens Gnatchers Thrushes Robins and Thrashers
125
Waxwings Silkyflycatchers and Related Species
140
WoodWarblers and Tanagers
141
BrushFinches Towhees Sparrows Grosbeaks and Buntings
157

Pigeons Doves Parrots and Parakeets
51
Cuckoos Owls Nightjars and Potoos
59
Swifts and Hummingbirds
69
Trogons Motmots Kingfishers Toucans and Related Species
82
Woodpeckers
87
Overnbirda Woodcreepers and Antbirds
92
Blackbirds Orioles Finches Siskins and House Sparrows
174
Accidental Casual or Very Rare and Local Species
185
Bibliography
191
Index of English Names Spanish Group Names and Generic Names
195
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Ernest P. Edwards was Dorys M. Duberg Professor of Ecology Emeritus at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.

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