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Birds of the West Indies (Collins Field Guide) Hardcover – 4 Mar 2002


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; 5th Revised edition edition (4 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002191911
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002191913
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 542,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“This illustrated guide will be a great boon to professional and amateur, even traveller and visitor with the most casual interest in birds”. NATURE

“Mr Bond’s volume is intended for a quick reference and is planned to enable the birds of the West Indian islands to be identified with the minimum of trouble and minimum of description. For purposes of identification the colour plates in this volume could not be bettered”. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

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COLLINS FIELD GUIDE

COMPREHENSIVE
EASY TO USE • HIGHLY ILLUSTRATED

From Grand Bahama Island in the north to Grenada in the South, this unique guide covers a tropical avifaunal region which includes such species as the tiny Bee Hummingbird, parrots, honey-creepers and todies.

For every resident species there are notes on diagnostic characters, local names, voice habitat, identification and range. The birds are faithfully illustrated with 155 species shown in colour and a further 186 in black and white.

"This illustrated guide will be a great boon to professional and amateur, even traveller and visitor with the most casual interest in birds."
NATURE

"Mr Bond's volume is intended for quick reference and is planned to enable the birds of the West Indian islands to be identified with the minimum of trouble and minimum of description. For purposes of identification the colour plates in this volume could not be bettered."
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT


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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Nov 2001
Format: Paperback
Buyers need to be aware that relatively few species are illustrated in colour, and some not at all. As the intro states, the book is best used in conjunction with a North American Bird Book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Watts on 3 Oct 2013
Format: Hardcover
Bought this because of the myth around it, when Ian Flemming was writing Casino Royale he needed a name for his British agent, he looked at his bookcase and he chose the name of this author.
It's actually a lovely book full of detailed pictures and facts of the birds of the West Indies and I would recommend it to anyone interested in birds.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nigel Parkinson on 2 Aug 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Originally he just looked at birds and wrote a book about them, then Ian Fleming made him into one of the best movie brands ever. A great coffee table book to start the conversation flowing
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Nov 2001
Format: Hardcover
As ever the Collins guides are the ones to have, and this is as informative and well-illustrated as the rest in the series. However, this is such a limited-interest title, one has to wonder why Collins keep it in print. It may be for nostalgic reasons - the author was reputed to have inspired Ian Fleming to use his name when trying to name his secret agent character.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. M. ROADLEY BATTIN on 10 Nov 2009
Format: Hardcover
I've been looking for this book for while, searching through the book shop with no success.it was easy online.
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