The essential field guide to the raptors of Mexico and Central America Raptors are among the most challenging birds to identify in the field due to their bewildering variability of plumage, flight silhouettes, and behavior.
Author: William S. Clark
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Raptors are among the most challenging birds to identify in the field due to their bewildering variability of plumage, flight silhouettes, and behavior. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the first illustrated guide to the region's 69 species of raptors, including vagrants. It features 32 stunning color plates and 213 color photos, and a distribution map for each regularly occurring species. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, age-related plumages, status and distribution, subspecies, molt, habitats, behaviors, potential confusion species, and more. Raptors of Mexico and Central America is the essential field guide to this difficult bird group and the ideal travel companion for anyone visiting this region of the world. Covers all 69 species of raptors found in Mexico and Central America Features 32 color plates and hundreds of color photos Provides multiple illustrations of each species Depicts and describes variations in plumage by individual, morph, age, and region Describes behavior, food preferences, hunting strategies, vocalizations, and molt Covers rare and extralimital species Includes distribution maps and flight silhouettes
"A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America is astonishingly comprehensive, covering the identification, status, and distribution of all 1,070 birds species known from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, and ...
Author: Steve N. G. Howell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Field guide covering the 1070 bird species found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and western Nicaragua.
A substantial population increase and range expansion were observed in
California by the 1950s, and in Texas, Mexico, and Central America by the 1960s
(Eisenmann 1971; Larson 1980; Pruett-Jones et al. 1980). It has been suggested
Author: Jean-Luc E. Cartron
Publisher: UNM Press
No book has ever before specifically focused on the birds of prey of New Mexico. Both Florence Bailey (1928) and J. Stokley Ligon (1961) published volumes on the birds of New Mexico, but their coverage of raptors was somewhat limited. In the ensuing years a great deal of new information has been collected on these mighty hunters' distribution, ecology, and conservation, including in New Mexico. The book begins with a history of the word "raptor." The order of Raptatores, or Raptores, was first used to classify birds of prey in the early nineteenth century, derived from the Latin word raptor, one who seizes by force. The text then includes the writings of thirty-seven contributing authors who relate their observations on these regal species. For example, Joe Truett recounts the following in the chapter on the Swainson's Hawk: "From spring to fall each year at the Jornada Caves in the Jornada del Muerto, Swainson's hawks assemble daily to catch bats. The bats exit the caves--actually lava tubes--near sundown. The hawks swoop in, snatch bats from the air, and eat them on the wing." Originally from France, Jean-Luc Cartron has lived and worked on several continents, finding his passion in the wide-open spaces of New Mexico. He became fascinated by the birds of prey and has studied their ecology and conservation for nearly twenty years. Raptors of New Mexico will provide readers with a comprehensive treatment of all hawks, eagles, kites, vultures, falcons, and owls breeding or wintering in New Mexico, or simply migrating through the state. This landmark study is also beautifully illustrated with more than six hundred photographs, including the work of more than one hundred photographers, and more than twenty species distribution maps.
México Brazil U. S. A. Brazil México Argentina México Brazil Argentina Brazil
Brazil Venezuela Brazil Brazil México México Brazil Brazil Argentina México México Brazil Brazil ... South America quadricostatus Waterh . ... -Argentina raptor
Northern Crested Caracara Scientific Name-' Caracara Cheri way Northern
Caracara is a resident in Cuba, northern South America (south to northern Peru
northern _> ' i . mmazonian Brazil) and ;§L.,.;:most of Central America and Mexico
, just ...
These birds are found throughout the world ; many species live in South America
. ... widespread range , from the southern tip of South America to eastern Brazil ,
and from Central America through Mexico into Arizona , Texas , and Florida .
Author: Tom Warhol
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Discusses the evolution, biology, life cycle, and social and mating behavior of hawks and falcons.
shouldered Kites , American Swallow - tailed Kites , Mississippi Kites ,
Plumbeous Kites , Northern Harriers , Sharp ... that these Mexican and Central American areas serve as wintering grounds for some Redtailed Hawks reared in
Author: Donald S. Heintzelman
There are forty species of hawks in North America, including vultures, the California condor, and the bald eagle, our national bird. Heintzelman's monumental study is a comprehensive survey of what we know about the migrations of these magnificent birds in North America, Central America, and the West Indies. After a general introduction on migration season, speeds, and methodology, eleven detailed chapters survey migration routes and statistics in all the following regions: eastern and western Canada, the Great Lakes area, New England, the Middle Atlantic states, southern Appalachia, the Gulf Coast, the Central states, Western states, Central America, and the West Indies. Subsequent chapters deal with the influence of weather systems and local weather variables, updrafts, thermals, altitudes and the daily rhythm of migrations, the influence of age and geography, and the role of hawk counts as indices to population trends.
Potential threats to both resident and migratory raptors in Mexico are many :
shooting for food and sport ; illegal trapping for ... Many species of Eilat in Israel
and the Isthmus raptors make the long journey of of Panama in Central America ...
Biology and Ecology of a Forest Raptor Community David Whitacre ... Two
subspecies are recognized: B. u. ridgwayi of Central America and Mexico, and
the somewhat larger B. u. urubitinga of South America. These two forms have ...
Author: David Whitacre
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Until recently, surprisingly little has been known about the biology and behavior of tropical forest raptors, including such basic aspects as diets, breeding biology, habitat requirements, and population ecology, information critical to the development of conservation efforts. The Peregrine Fund conducted a significant eight-year-long research program on the raptor species, including owls, in Tikal National Park in Guatemala to learn more about Neotropical birds of prey. Impressive and unprecedented in scale, this pioneering research also involved the development of new methods for detecting, enumerating, and studying these magnificent but often elusive birds in their forest home. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of previously little-known species, the resulting book is the most important single source for information on the lowland tropical forest raptor species found in Central America. Neotropical Birds of Prey covers twenty specific species in depth, including the Ornate Hawk-Eagle, the Barred Forest-Falcon, the Bat Falcon, and the Mexican Wood Owl, offering thorough synopses of all current knowledge regarding breeding biology and behavior, diet, habitat use, and spatial needs. Contributors to this landmark work also show how the populations fit together as a community with overlapping habitat and prey needs that can put them in competition with reptiles and mammalian carnivores as well, yet differ from one another in their nesting or feeding behaviors and population dynamics. The work’s substantive original data offer interesting comparisons between tropical and temperate zone species, and provide a basis for establishing conservation measures based on firsthand research. Making available for the first time new data on the biology, ecology, behavior, and conservation of the majestic owls and raptors of the New World tropics, this book will appeal to a wide ornithological readership, especially the many raptor enthusiasts around the world.
The Osprey is migratory with populations from locations in the western U.S.
wintering in Mexico and Central America (Henny and Van Velzen 1972, Melquist
et al. 1978, Johnson and Melquist 1991, Martell et al. 2001) and populations from
1 Plate 4 Other name : American Black Vulture DISTRIBUTION Nearctic and
Neotropical ( 41 ° N to 44 ° S ) ; order 7 ; despite decreases or ... locally abundant
forth , Central and Sou America : eastern and southern USA ( north to New
Jersey , southeast Pennsylvania ... almost throughout Mexico ( not Baja
California and adjacent northwest Sonora , nor western sides of Chihuahua and
Durango ) and all ...
Author: James Ferguson-Lees
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
More than two thousand full-color illustrations, along with detailed descriptions, information on behavior and habitats, and large- and small-scale range maps, document the world's 313 species of birds of prey.
In Mexico and Central America , associates with flocks of Swainson's Hawks ,
Turkey Vultures ( Cathartes aura ) , and Mississippi Kites ( Ictinia missis- Figure 2
. sippiensis ) as well as with solitary raptor migrants Broad - winged such as ...
MEXICO CENTRAL AMERICA SOUTH AMERICA Guatemala : Project Maya
continues in Tikal National Park this year . The project is a joint effort between the
World Center for Birds of Prey , Boise State University and the Guatemalan ...
This dark raptor occupies so limited a range in this country as to be all but
unknown except to those who look for it . Essentially a Mexican and Central American species , it reaches the northern periphery of its range in the Southwest
Author: Alexander Sprunt
Publisher: New York : published under the sponsorship of the National Audubon Society by Harper
"Grows out of the well-known volume by John Bichard May, The Hawks of North America...In revising and expanding that earlier work, Alexander Sprunt, Jr., has covered the American owls, in addition to the kites, vultures, and accipiters, the buteonine hawks, the eagles, ospreys, and caracaras, and the falcons. In his account of each species the author describes the bird as it may be seen in its natural habitat, in flight or in pursuit of prey. The descriptive history is preceded by a detailed summary of the bird's local names, its characteristic for recognition, nesting habits, and range." --Dust jacket.
All Harris ' Hawks are generally tame but into Mexico , Central America and
South America . most falconers feel that the females tend to be the tamest . There
was only a small number of practicing falconers Actually there is not much
These routes took them to both the Pacific and Gulf coasts of Mexico . Some birds
wintered there , while others continued south into Central America as far south as
El Salvador . Highway to the Tropics continues to expand its research and ...
Mobbing : Harassment of a raptor by one or more smaller birds , intended to drive
out the raptor . Neotropical : Tropics of the Americas including : South America , Central America north to Mexico's central Highlands , and the West Indies .
Author: Thomas Bosakowski
In Raptors of the Northeast, Dr. Thomas Bosakowski and Dr. Dwight G. Smith offer a guide to the hawks, owls, vultures, and other raptors of this region of the United States. This is a useful tool for students, educators, amateur naturalists, and wildlife professionals, providing details on the natural history of these fascinating birds, enhanced by color photos.
Their predators include owls (Bubo and Tyto), other raptors, mammals, and
reptiles (Petersen, 1979b). ... central Chiapas (including the Sierra Madre de
Chiapas) and southern Oaxaca through Central America to Venezuela (Bradley
et al., ...
Author: Gerardo Ceballos
Publisher: JHU Press
Mammals of Mexico is the first reference book in English on the more than 500 types of mammal species found in the diverse Mexican habitats, which range from the Sonoran Desert to the Chiapas cloud forests. The authoritative species accounts are written by a Who’s Who of experts compiled by famed mammalogist and conservationist Gerardo Ceballos. Ten years in the making, Mammals of Mexico covers everything from obscure rodents to whales, bats, primates, and wolves. It is thoroughly illustrated with color photographs and meticulous artistic renderings, as well as range maps for each species. Introductory chapters discuss biogeography, conservation, and evolution. The final section of the book illustrates the skulls, jaws, and tracks of Mexico’s mammals. This unparalleled collection of scientific information on, and photographs of, Mexican wildlife belongs on the shelf of every mammalogist, in public and academic libraries, and in the hands of anyone curious about Mexico and its wildlife.
south through central Asia in the west and through China in the east and
connected in a band across the southern foothills of the Himalayas (Figure 3.8).
... Range, Cascade, and Sierra Nevada mountains, migrates along a western
flyway to winter in southern Mexico and Central America. ... Of the four raptors
represented, all reach only Wallacea and 98% of these are Chinese Sparrowhawks (Germi et al.
Author: Hugh Dingle
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Migration, broadly defined as directional movement to take advantage of spatially distributed resources, is a dramatic behaviour and an important component of many life histories that can contribute to the fundamental structuring of ecosystems. In recent years, our understanding of migration has advanced radically with respect to both new data and conceptual understanding. It is now almost twenty years since publication of the first edition, and an authoritative and up-to-date sequel that provides a taxonomically comprehensive overview of the latest research is therefore timely. The emphasis throughout this advanced textbook is on the definition and description of migratory behaviour, its ecological outcomes for individuals, populations, and communities, and how these outcomes lead to natural selection acting on the behaviour to cause its evolution. It takes a truly integrative approach, showing how comparisons across a diversity of organisms and biological disciplines can illuminate migratory life cycles, their evolution, and the relation of migration to other movements. Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move focuses on migration as a behavioural phenomenon with important ecological consequences for organisms as diverse as aphids, butterflies, birds and whales. It is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate level students taking courses in behaviour, spatial ecology, 'movement ecology', and conservation. It will also be of interest and use to a broader audience of professional ecologists and behaviourists seeking an authoritative overview of this rapidly expanding field.
I am alone and in company with the music that seeds make and the feathered
drift of raptors in the fertile solitude of the back ... The wild form is also found in Mexico and Central America; ancient drawings tell us that Peruvian Indians
Author: Scott Chaskey
In the tradition of Michael Pollan, Joan Gussow, and Verlyn Klinkenborg's The Rural Life, This Common Ground is an inspirational evocation of a life lived close to the earth, written by the head farmer at one of the country's first community-supported farms. By reflecting on four seasons of activity at his beloved Quail Hill Farm in eastern Long Island, Scott Chaskey offers stirring insight into the connections between land and the human family. Whether writing about the voice of a small wren nesting in the lemon balm or a meadow of oats, millet, and peas rising to silver and green after a fresh rain, this poet-farmer's contagious sense of wonder brings us back to our bond with the soil.