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This book is for those who enjoy that precarious and ever-changing zone where the sea meets the land and want to understand the birds that frequent this special habitat in Florida and the islands to the south. Author David Nellis reveals the birds found along the beaches, among the mangroves, even up the rocky Caribbean cliffs. From the many birds that may be encountered along the coast, Dr. Nellis has selected 72 of the most common ones, including a few that, though less abundant, capture our interest. Each bird has its own ecological niche—manifested by its nesting, feeding, roosting, and migration habits—and territorial competition between species is a constant. This book shows the great variety of specialization behaviors developed by these birds to adapt to this unique environment. Over 250 photographs, mostly by the author, show many features of these birds and their habits never before so fully illustrated.
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David W. Nellis lived in the Virgin Islands for thirty years, where he was chief of the Bureau of Wildlife of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Currently a resident of Florida, Nellis received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He has studied many of the plants and animals found in the tropical and subtropical ecosystems of Florida and the islands of the Caribbean. Dr. Nellis has done banding studies on adult and juvenile boobies, radio tracking and behavioral studies of bridled quail-doves, and research and monitoring of leatherback turtles. He also wrote the monograph on the Caribbean mongoose.
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Book Description Pineapple Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G156164191XI5N01
Book Description Pineapple Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G156164191XI3N10
Book Description Pineapple Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Has little wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Seller Inventory # 156164191X_abe_gd