By: Shirihai Hadoram(Author), Lars Svensson(Author)
1200 pages, 3,000 photos, 900 maps
This unique and spectacular book is the most complete and comprehensive photographic guide to the avifauna of the Western Palearctic. Written by two of the world's most respected ornithologists, this book contains the most up-to-date information available on bird identification covering all aspects of plumage, moult, ageing, sexing, voice, habitat, seasonal and altitudinal movements, distribution and behaviour. The exceptionally well informed and fully referenced text is backed up by a stunning collection of almost 3,000 photographs, illustrating all species and distinct subspecies, in flight and at rest, and in a range of plumages.
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Hadoram Shiriahi is a leading expert on many aspects of field identification. His pioneering work on raptor migration through the key watchpoints of the Middle East has been ongoing for more than twenty years. More recently his research interests have included passerine migration, and the identification and distribution of seabirds.
Lars Svensson is one of Europe's ornithologists, author of the pivotal Identification Guide to European Passerines which is still the essential reference for bird ringers across the region. His other works have included senior authorship of the highly acclaimed Collins Bird Guide (HarperCollins) and numerous identification papers.
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