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

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

byErnest Preston EdwardsIllustratorEdward Murrell Butler

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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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Title:A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas: Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador, Third…Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.3 × 5.82 × 0.82 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS

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ISBN - 10:0292720912

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionAbbreviationsTopography of a BirdTHE BIRDS OF MEXICO, BELIZE, GUATEMALA, AND EL SALVADORTinamous, Loons, Grebes, Seabirds, and Related SpeciesHerons, Other Large Wading Birds, and VulturesDucks, Geese, and SwansHawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Other Diurnal RaptorsGuans, Turkeys, Partridges, and QuailsRails and Related SpeciesPlovers, Sandpipers, and Related SpeciesJaegers, Gulls, Terns, and AukletsPigeons, Doves, Parrots, and ParakeetsCuckoos, Owls, Nightjars, and PotoosSwifts 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

From Our Editors

Detailed descriptions--with names in English, Spanish, and Latin--of all of Mexico's regular species of birds, culled from the more than 1,000 species that occur there and elsewhere in the region, are provided in this comprehensive field guide. 48 color photos. 3 line drawings. 2 maps

Editorial Reviews

"This conveniently priced guide will find a niche among both tourists and locals. The illustrations are excellent and provide immediate and easy access to bird identification. For the average birder who wants to identify a good number of species, this book is a useful and convenient way to go." - Robin W. Doughty, author of The Return of the Whooping Crane