Birds of the Netherlands Antilles K. H Voous

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Birds of the Netherlands Antilles  by  K. H Voous

Birds of the Netherlands Antilles by K. H Voous
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Birds of the Netherlands Antilles is a completely rewritten English version of De Vogels van de Nederlandse Antillen published in 1955 and since long sold out and difficult to obtain second-hand. Whereas the first edition was primarily intendedMoreBirds of the Netherlands Antilles is a completely rewritten English version of De Vogels van de Nederlandse Antillen published in 1955 and since long sold out and difficult to obtain second-hand.

Whereas the first edition was primarily intended for use in the Netherlands Antilles and therefore was mainly written in Dutch, the present edition is meant for a wider circle of interest, including ornithologists and bird watchers from North and South America. Apart from 73 species of local breeding birds, the occurrence of 113 North American and 44 South American migrants and stragglers is described. Some of the last named come from as far north as arctic Canada and as far south as Argentina.

The life of these birds under the tropical conditions of the Caribbean may be very different from that on their distant breeding grounds.Birds of the Netherlands Antilles is actually a new book. It not only covers many more species than were known from the islands thirty years ago (252 instead of 147 species), but it also gives more details on occurrence, food and breeding habits. The book is no longer primarily intended to be a mere field guide, but is rather more a handbook in miniature of the birds of the Netherlands Antilles.

In view of the great faunistic differences between the South Caribbean group of islands and the more northern Windward group, the book is divided in two parts, one dealing with the birds of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire (236 species) and another describing the birds of St. Martin, Saba and St. Eustatius (122 species)...



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