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A comprehensive ornithological guide introducing both visitors and residents to the bird life of the Bahamas Archipelago and the neighbouring Turks and Caicos Islands.
The text contains colour photographs and information on the breeding birds of the region plus the most commonly recorded migrants that either pass through on their way to other destinations or stay during the winter season.
The author has divided the birds into two sections, land and water, and the level of presentation is introductory and many detailed explanations and more technical terms have been avoided. Not every bird that has been recorded in the region is included but emphasis is on how to recognize or identify the various species and their plumages plus information on how the birds are distributed in the islands and whether or not they are common, uncommon or rare. Behaviour and habitat preferences are covered as well as calls and songs. Additionally, there are comments about the region's subspecies especially those that are endemic to the area.