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The Resource A guide to the birds of Trinidad and Tobago, Richard ffrench ; artist and art coordinator, John P. O'Neill ; principal artists, John Anderton, Dale Dyer, and John Schmitt ; foreword by Carol J. James

A guide to the birds of Trinidad and Tobago, Richard ffrench ; artist and art coordinator, John P. O'Neill ; principal artists, John Anderton, Dale Dyer, and John Schmitt ; foreword by Carol J. James

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A guide to the birds of Trinidad and Tobago
Title
A guide to the birds of Trinidad and Tobago
Statement of responsibility
Richard ffrench ; artist and art coordinator, John P. O'Neill ; principal artists, John Anderton, Dale Dyer, and John Schmitt ; foreword by Carol J. James
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Language
eng
Summary
"From reviews of the previous edition-"The island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has long served as a window on South American birdlife. Birders have been visiting the two islands in large numbers since the 1960s, when Asa Wright converted an unproductive plantation into one of the first neotropical 'ecotourist traps.' Anyone traveling to Trinidad and Tobago shouldn't leave home without this work."--Journal of Field Ornithology"This book will be wanted by any birder visiting Trinidad and Tobago, as well as by many ornithologists as a general reference."-Wilson BulletinMembers of nearly all the families of South American birds can be found on the two beautiful West Indian islands of Trinidad and Tobago, where the pleasant climate, varied habitat, and avian diversity create a "birder's paradise." This easy-to-use book is the third edition of a comprehensive yet compact field guide to all 477 species of the islands' birds, including 35 new species accounts added to the country's bird list since the last edition. Richard ffrench's work has been a "bible" to birders since the appearance of the first edition in 1973. This new edition incorporates five decades of his notes and records of the island's birds to present in a handy and readable form detailed and comprehensive information about the birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Showcasing 40 all-new color plates by the very best bird artists working under the direction of John P. O'Neill, the third edition now includes illustrations of not only the islands' endemic and resident species, but also the many migratory species that visit the islands from both the north and the south. The taxonomic arrangement and treatment of families and species has also been brought in line with the most recent determinations of the A.O.U. Committee on Nomenclature for a thoroughly up-to-date presentation. In his introduction, Richard ffrench offers a full treatment of the history of ornithology in Trinidad and Tobago and sets the scene by describing the islands' physiography, climate, and vegetation. Individual species accounts, arranged by family, make up the core of this identification guide. The accounts cover habitat and status, range and subspecies, field description and basic measurements, voice, food, nesting, and behavior. Richard ffrench's summary of the distribution of species and their breeding and migration, as well as local conservation and protection measures, makes this volume much more than a typical field-guide treatment, and invites visitors to this premier ecotourism destination."--Publisher's website
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NIC/DLC
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Ffrench, Richard
Dewey number
598.0972983
Index
index present
LC call number
QL688.T8
LC item number
F47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1942-
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O'Neill, John P.
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  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
Label
A guide to the birds of Trinidad and Tobago, Richard ffrench ; artist and art coordinator, John P. O'Neill ; principal artists, John Anderton, Dale Dyer, and John Schmitt ; foreword by Carol J. James
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published with the support of the Asa Wright Nature Centre in commemoration of more than 40 years of excellence in conservation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
785786669
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780801473647
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012014402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)785786669
Label
A guide to the birds of Trinidad and Tobago, Richard ffrench ; artist and art coordinator, John P. O'Neill ; principal artists, John Anderton, Dale Dyer, and John Schmitt ; foreword by Carol J. James
Publication
Note
"Published with the support of the Asa Wright Nature Centre in commemoration of more than 40 years of excellence in conservation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
785786669
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780801473647
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012014402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)785786669

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