Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Butterflies and Dragonflies by John BowlerWildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Butterflies and Dragonflies by John Bowler

Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles…

byJohn Bowler

Paperback | May 15, 2018

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This beautifully illustrated photographic field guide is the first to focus on the identification of the fascinating, diverse and unique wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands--featuring the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies that are most likely to be seen. Richly illustrated introductory sections cover the key wildlife sites to visit on each of the islands and provide an overview of the islands' geography, climate, habitat types and current conservation efforts. Stunning colour photographs highlight the key identification features of each species, and the accompanying text covers status, habitat preference, behaviour and, where appropriate, calls. The guide also features an up-to-date distribution map for each species. Complete with an attractive, user-friendly design, this is a must-have guide for all visitors to these magical islands.

  • A beautifully designed and illustrated photographic field guide to the wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands
  • Highlights the islands' unique native species and their conservation status
  • Covers all birds, land and marine mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies that are likely to be seen
  • Features richly illustrated introductory sections on key sites to visit on each of the islands, covering their geography, climate, habitats and conservation
  • Includes distribution maps for all species, as well as information on occurrence, status, habitat preference, behaviour and calls

John Bowler is a conservation officer on the island of Tiree in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. He is the author of a number of field guides, including Wildlife of Seychelles (Princeton WILDGuides).
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Title:Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles…Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pagesPublished:May 15, 2018Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0691170762

ISBN - 13:9780691170763

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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The geography and climate of Madeira and the Canary Islands 5

Habitats 10

Conservation 18

Main wildlife sites 20

Wildlife-watching tips 28

Species Accounts Birds 30

Mammals: Marine 140

Mammals: Land 153

Mammals: Bats 159

Reptiles and amphibians 164

Dragonflies and damselflies 183

Butterflies 192

Rare birds of the region 212

Further reading and websites 213

Photographic and artwork credits 214

Scientific, Spanish and Portuguese names 217

Index 222

Editorial Reviews

"This superbly illustrated photographic field guide packs a great deal into a relatively slim package with all the essential species covered. . . . It's hard to see how it could be bettered."---Matthew Merrit, Birdwatching Magazine