A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America by Steve N. G. Howell

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

bySteve N. G. Howell, Sophie Webb

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This is a completely new in-depth field guide to the 1,070 bird species, including North American migrants, found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and western Nicaragua. More than 180 species are endemic to this region and the book details their appearance, voice, habitat,behaviour (including nests and eggs) and distribution. Range maps are included with species accounts, and introductory essays give essential background information, with special appendices summarizing useful information on the avifaunas of various offshore Pacific and Caribbean islands. The Guide'sstriking illustrations include 71 colour plates and 39 black-and-white drawings, based on the authors' field experience and in many cases detailing plumages never before illustrated. Authoritative and up-to-date, this is an essential reference work for every birdwatchers' collection.

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Steve N. G. Howell and Sophie Webb are Research Associates at Point Reyes Bird Observatory, California.
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Title:A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:868 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.85 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198540124

ISBN - 13:9780198540120

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Area covered1. Geography and bird distribution2. Climate and habitat3. Migration4. History of ornithology in Mexico5. Conservation6. Birding in Mexico and northern Central America7. Using this book8. Taxonomy9. Molt and plumage10. Outline of the species accounts11. Family and Species AccountsAppendices on extinct species, hypothetical occurrence, birds of Pacific Islands and Caribbean Islands, and additional species of eastern HondurasBibliographyIndex

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Astonishingly comprehensive, covering the identification, status, and distribution of all 1,070 birds species known from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and Northern Nicaragua, this definitive guide is beautifully illustrated with 71 color plates and 39 black-and-white drawings, showing 750 species, and including many plumages never before depicted

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`...The result of this immense labor is not just a very fine field guide, but also a manual to the birds of Mexico and northern central America. This extraordinary achievement is not likely to be improved in the near future...This wonderful book treats about 1070 species...the maps in Howelland Webb are excellent....mandatory reading not only for all birders but also for some professional ornithologists...superb, extremely well-prepared species accounts, its very clear range maps, and its magnificent plates, which are beautifully reproduced, all converge towards making this book anexceptional volume'Ornitologia Neotropical (1997) 8: 195-236