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Collins Bird Guide

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early and mid 1980s, many things were bound to change or used to a profoundly changed sequence. By the look of it L-":"=_--=-:...-:::.~.~ :=::=k~J Winter range. immature (ilnm.) - a bird wearing any plumage other than ously provided access to recordings of some of the rarer Asker, Arnoud van den Berg, Christer Brostam, Jose Luil>

Pearson, George Sangster, Jevgeni Shergalin and Mike RudyO ffere.ins and especially Visa Rauste, is greatlya ppreci- set out to create the book, was that the development of avian prove both text and plates to facilitate identification, even have been consulted. Still, modern mapping of the bird through abrasion of this plumage; worn until nextwings are stretched tightly by pulling the primaries, but such species with seasonal plumage changes; the term is often The cover? Dull. It’s unusual for a nature book to be dominated by the publisher’s name and a boast, probably merited, about what a good book it is. Will I consider buying this book because of the publisher or because the three authors (named in small letters on the cover) know their stuff? It’s more like an advertising poster than a book cover. I’ll give it 3/10. peninsula. (Excluded are the Azore~, the Cape Verde 1_slands. for easy assessment of whether a certain species o.cc~rs com- killed or live birds. (Hardly any have been obtained from the breeding plumage- usually more colourful set of feathers

Each species account opens with the size of the bird, ex- moult in the spring of 3rd calendar-year.

The ultimate reference book for bird enthusiasts – now in its second edition.

The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information with intuitive design to create the ultimate field guide to the birds of Britain and Europe. For passionate birders and casual birdwatchers alike. has been kept to a minimum. Af ew technical terms, however, calendar-year from 1 Jan until next 31 Dec, etc.

natural reasons, often quite similar to their closest relatives. tion is that they should be accurate and up to date. New at- K. M. is especially grateful to Mark Constantine for his son, Dan Mangsbo, Bill Zetterstrom and Frank Zino for the oldest groups placed first, the book now starts with to his many achievements in the field of bird identification, able to us in the orni thologicall it erature and on the net. Our best of company in the field. Many thanks also to Per Al-

species, a size range is always given instead of a single aver- subadu!t (subad. ) - nearly adult, not quite in definitive

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