This very attractive 311-page Helm guide to the birds of the West Indies is essential for any visitor to that region, whether a keen birder or not. It is written by a team of authors and packed with information, not only of how to ID the birds of the region, but also much background info on, for example, Bio-geography, Migration, Conservation, Endemic species and a Locality Checklist. Every species has a range map and some of the colour plates, especially of the many colourful birds such as trogons, todies, orioles and parrots, are superb and whet the appetite. Published by Helm (A&C Black) London, in 1998. ISBN 0-7136-4905-4.
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