=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
The French-language edition of The Field Guide to Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. 57 color plates. The first comprehensive field guide devoted to Hispaniola's birds, covering more than 300 species, including thirty-one endemics. Included in the species descriptions are details on key field marks, similar species, voice, habitats, geographic distribution on Hispaniola, status, nesting, range, and local names used in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The authors also comment on ecology, behavior, and taxonomic status. The book provides color illustrations and range maps based on the most recent data available. But the authors' intent is to provide more than just a means of identifying birds. The guide also underscores the importance of promoting the conservation of migratory and resident birds, and building support for environmental measures.