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A Guide to the Birds of the Galápagos Islands
Isabel Castro & Antonia Phillips

Book Description

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Foreword Professor Peter Grant
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Evolution on Islands
Life Arrives on the Galapagos Islands
Weather on the Galapagos Islands
Altitudinal Gradients and Habital Changes
Vegetation Zones on Santa Cruz
Wetlands
Conservation
Birding on the Galapagos Islands
Evolution on the Galapagos Islands
Colour Plates
Podicepedidae: Grebes
Spheniscidae:Penguins
Diomedeidae: Albatrosses
Procellariidae: Petrels and Shearwaters
Hydrobatidae: Storm-petrels
Phaethonidae: Tropicbirds
Fregatidae: Frigatebirds
Sulidae: Boobies and Gannets
Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants
Pelecanidae: Pelicans
Anatidae: Ducks
Phoenicopteridae: Flamingos
Ardeidae: Herons and Egrets
Pandionidae: Osprey
Accipitridae: Hawks
Falconidae: Falcons
Rallidae: Rails and Crakes
Scolopacidae: Sandpipers and Allies
Haematopodidae: Oystercatchers
Recurvirostridae: Avocets and Stilts
Charadriidae: Plovers
Laridae: Gulls and Terns
Stercorariidae: Skuas
Columbidea: Pigeons and Doves
Cuculidae: Cuckoos
Tytonidae: Barn Owls
Strigidae: Owls
Caprimulgidae: Nightjars
Apodidae: Swifts
Alcedinidae: Kingfishers
Tyrannidae: New World Flycatchers
Vireonidae: Vireos
Mimidae: Mockingbirds
Bombycillidae: Waxwings
Hirundinidae: Swallows and Martins
Fringillidae: Finches
Parulidae: New World Warblers
Thraupidae: Tanagers
Cardinalidae: Cardinals
Icteridae: Troupials and Allies
Bibliography
Checklist of Galapagos Birds
Index

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