Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galápagos Islands: An Identification Guide

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9780300088649: Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galápagos Islands: An Identification Guide

This is the first comprehensive guide to the unique wildlife of the Galapagos, encompassing the birds, mammals, and reptiles a visitor to these extraordinary islands might encounter. The innovative, simple-to-use format of the pocket-sized volume will help beginners and experts alike to identify with confidence the striking and charismatic Galapagos fauna.Highlighting the differences between similar species, the guide focuses on the key identification features of each. Information on the status, habitat preferences, breeding seasons, and significant behavioral characteristics is provided for each species, along with 78 distribution maps for all resident species. Fifty-three remarkable color plates compiled from a composite of 500 photographic images and 20 illustrations depict virtually every bird, mammal, and reptile ever recorded on the Galapagos.

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Copublished with Pica Press

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Andy Swash is a zoologist and ecologist, currently working as a senior manager in the United Kingdom government's Farming and Rural Conservation Agency. Robert Still is an ecologist and a widely traveled naturalist. He owns a graphic design and artwork business and has extensive experience with computer graphics.

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