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Field guide to the birds of Cuba

Author: Orlando H Garrido; Arturo Kirkconnell
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Comstock Pub., 2000.
Series: Comstock/Cornell paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"This compact field reference contains 51 color plates and 662 images that illustrate male, female, and juvenile plumages (in some cases for the first time). Many migratory species are depicted in both winter and breeding colors, providing a glimpse of many common North American birds as they appear when away from northern surroundings."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Field guides
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orlando H Garrido; Arturo Kirkconnell
ISBN: 0801437180 9780801437182 0801486319 9780801486319
OCLC Number: 42960677
Description: xvi, 253 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Geographic Statistics on the Cuban Archipelago --
Climate --
Origin of Cuba --
Fossil Birds --
Derivation of Cuba's Avifauna --
Migration --
Cuban Ornithology --
Conservation --
Bird-watching in Cuba --
Where to Focus Attention on Birds --
Bird Habitats --
Using this Guide 15 --
Families --
Species --
Description --
Similar Species --
Range --
Status --
Habitat --
Nesting --
Voice --
Food --
Species accounts 21 --
Loons: Gaviidae 21 --
Grebes: Podicipedidae 21 --
Petrels and Shearwaters: Procellariidae 23 --
Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae 25 --
Tropicbirds: Phaethontidae 26 --
Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae 28 --
Pelicans: Pelecanidae 30 --
Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae 31 --
Darters: Anhingidae 33 --
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae 34 --
Bitterns and Herons: Ardeidae 35 --
Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae 44 --
Storks: Ciconiidae 47 --
American Vultures: Cathartidae 47 --
Flamingos: Phoenicopteridae 49 --
Swans, Geese, and Ducks: Anatidae 50 --
Kites and Hawks: Accipitridae 64 --
Caracaras and Falcons: Falconidae 71 --
Pheasants, Quails, and Guineafowl: Phasianidae 73 --
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae 75 --
Limpkins: Aramidae 83 --
Cranes: Gruidae 83 --
Plovers: Charadriidae 84 --
Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae 88 --
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae 89 --
Jacanas: Jacanidae 90 --
Sandpipers and Phalaropes: Scolopacidae 91 --
Jaegers, Skuas, Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae 104 --
Auks: Alcidae 118 --
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae 119 --
Parakeets and Parrots: Psittacidae 128 --
Cuckoos and Anis: Cuculidae 130 --
Barn Owls: Tytonidae 133 --
Typical Owls: Strigidae 134 --
Goatsuckers: Caprimulgidae 138 --
Swifts: Apodidae 141 --
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae 144 --
Trogons: Trogonidae 146 --
Todies: Todidae 147 --
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae 147 --
Woodpeckers: Picidae 148 --
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae 152 --
Vireos: Vireonidae 161 --
Crows: Corvidae 166 --
Swallows: Hirundinidae 168 --
Wrens: Troglodytidae 172 --
Kinglets: Regulidae 173 --
Gnatcatchers: Sylviidae 174 --
Thrushes: Turdidae 175 --
Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae 180 --
Starlings: Sturnidae 182 --
Waxwings: Bombycillidae 183 --
Wood-Warblers: Parulidae 183 --
Bananaquits: Coerebidae 203 --
Tanagers: Thraupidae 204 --
Grassquits and Sparrows: Emberizidae 207 --
Grosbeaks and Buntings: Cardinalidae 215 --
Bobolinks, Blackbirds, Meadowlarks, Grackles, and Cowbirds: Icteridae 217 --
Finches: Fringillidae 225 --
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae 226 --
Estrildid Finches: Estrildidae 227 --
Appendix 1 Endemic Species List 229 --
Endemic Subspecies 231.
Series Title: Comstock/Cornell paperbacks.
Other Titles: Birds of Cuba
Responsibility: Orlando H. Garrido and Arturo Kirkconnell ; illustrated by Román Compañy.

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"This compact field reference contains 51 color plates and 662 images that illustrate male, female, and juvenile plumages (in some cases for the first time). Many migratory species are depicted in both winter and breeding colors, providing a glimpse of many common North American birds as they appear when away from northern surroundings."--Jacket.

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