A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas: Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)

A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas: Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)

By: Ernest Preston Edwards (author), Edward Murrell Butler (illustrator)Paperback

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More than a thousand species of birds occur in Mexico and in the adjacent countries of Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Of these birds, a unique mixture of temperate-zone and tropical species, less than half are found in the United States, and many cross the border only a short distance into the southwestern states. 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. Excellent color plates with drawings of over 850 species make this the most fully illustrated guide to the region. Published by the author in 1972 and 1989, this convenient take-along guide is now totally revised, updated, and re-designed to provide handy assistance and enjoyment to professional ornithologists and amateur birders alike.

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Ernest P. Edwards was Dorys M. Duberg Professor of Ecology Emeritus at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.


List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Abbreviations Topography of a Bird THE BIRDS OF MEXICO, BELIZE, GUATEMALA, AND EL SALVADOR Tinamous, Loons, Grebes, Seabirds, and Related Species Herons, Other Large Wading Birds, and Vultures Ducks, Geese, and Swans Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Other Diurnal Raptors Guans, Turkeys, Partridges, and Quails Rails and Related Species Plovers, Sandpipers, and Related Species Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, and Auklets Pigeons, Doves, Parrots, and Parakeets Cuckoos, Owls, Nightjars, and Potoos Swifts and Hummingbirds Trogons, Motmots, Kingfishers, Toucans, and Related Species Woodpeckers Ovenbirds, Woodcreepers, and Antbirds Flycatchers, Becards, Cotingas, and Manakins Shrikes, Vireos, Crows, and Jays Larks and Swallows Titmice, Nuthatches, and Creepers Wrens, Gnatcatchers, Thrushes, Robins, and Thrashers Waxwings, Silky-flycatchers, and Related Species Wood-Warblers and Tanagers Brush-Finches, Towhees, Sparrows, Grosbeaks, and Buntings Blackbirds, Orioles, Finches, Siskins, and House Sparrows Accidental, Casual, or Very Rare and Local Species Bibliography Index of English Names, Spanish Group Names, and Generic Names

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780292720916
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 292
  • ID: 9780292720916
  • weight: 511
  • ISBN10: 0292720912

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