Friday, July 11, 2014
Book Review: Wildlife of the Caribbean
All species are illustrated using wonderful drawings except for the Marina Plants and Invertebrates, Seashells, and Plants which utilize photographs. The authors' decision use photographs for those sections makes a lot of sense to me and helps me better understand and identify those species.
Since we tend to focus mostly on birds here at NuttyBirder.com, it's probably no surprise to you that I spent most of my time looking over the bird section of this field guide. I was very impressed with the coverage of a large number of species had with how nicely and accurately the species were drawn. I suggest using this field guide along with Birds of the West Indies when birding in the islands. Both of these authors were also involved in writing Birds of the West Indies and it's a great companion to Wildlife of the Caribbean.
Overall, I would say that this is definitely a field guide to have with you when you are birding or watching wildlife in the Caribbean.
Title: Wildlife of the Caribbean
Author: Herbert A. Raffaele and James W. Wiley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: May 21, 2014
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