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A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica by Audrey Downer, Ann Haynes-Sutton, Robert Sutton


A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica by Audrey Downer, Ann Haynes-Sutton, Robert Sutton

With a rich avifauna of more than 300 species that includes 30 endemics, the island of Jamaica is an increasingly popular birding destination. Containing hundreds of stunning photographs, A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Jamaica, the latest addition to Helm's Photographic Guides series, provides full photographic coverage of every species on the Jamaican list (excluding vagrants). Concise text for each species includes identification, similar species, voice, habitats and behaviour, status and distribution, and maps for resident and migrant birds. This guide is an essential companion for anyone visiting this amazing island.


'I cannot praise this excellent little guide too highly.'
Book Review

- British Ornithologists
Union (2009)

'If you're planning a trip it is invaluable, but it's also a beautiful book to look at on a rainy day in the UK!'
Wild Sounds (2009)

'If you take just one book to Jamaica, make sure this is it.'
Birdwatch (November 2009)

'...wealth of new data garnered...makes it inherently valuable for the updated distribution maps (far superior to anything previously available for this endemic-rich island) and status details alone.'
British Birds (November 2009)

'...it would be a mistake not to have it with you on a visit.'
Scottish Birds (2009)

About the Author

Ann Haynes-Sutton is a zoologist, tour leader and photographer from Jamaica, where she has lived for more than 30 years. She and her late husband Robert have written a number of books and magazine articles on the island's avifauna. The late Audrey Downer, who died in 2008, was a renowned ornithologist who wrote a number of titles on the birds of the island, including Birds of Jamaica (1990), the work that this latest volume revises and updates. Yves-Jacques Rey-Millet has been photographing the birds of the Caribbean for more than 30 years. His superb photography has appeared in many books, including the first Birds of Jamaica.

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Publication date

15th June 2009


Audrey Downer, Ann Haynes-Sutton, Robert Sutton

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Helm an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


336 pages


Wildlife: birds & birdwatching



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