Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: Fully Revised and Updated Third Edition


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Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: Fully Revised and Updated Third Edition Authors: , , , , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Princeton University Press Pages: 224 Illustrations and other contents: 2 Maps Language: English ISBN: 9780691211671 Categories: , ,

An up-to-date field guide to the birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands This portable and informative field guide describes the bird species found on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Fully updated, the guide presents all 347 species, both naturally occurring as well as introduced, and highlights 19 endemic species found nowhere else in the world. Species are sorted by habitat to facilitate identification and extra illustrations are provided for birds similar in appearance. Facing pages conveniently juxtapose species accounts, distribution maps, and illustrations, and a section on birding hotspots pinpoints the best locations for finding specific birds. Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will be indispensable for birders and nature enthusiasts. The only fully illustrated guide to feature all 347 bird species in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Species sorted by habitat for easier identification Text and illustrations on facing pages for ease of identification Extensive introduction covering taxonomy, migration, biogeography, and conservation Useful information on birding hotspots throughout the region

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Author Biography

Herbert A. Raffaele is the author of many books, including Wildlife of the Caribbean and Birds of the West Indies (both Princeton). He is former chief of the Division of International Conservation at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Clive Petrovic is an environmental specialist with the Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency of the British Virgin Islands. Sergio A. Colon Lopez is an editor of El Bien-Te-Veo, published by the Puerto Rican Ornithological Society. Lisa D. Yntema is an ecologist and conservation biologist in St. Croix. Jose A. Salguero Faria is a wildlife biologist and ornithologist involved in avian conservation in Puerto Rico.