341 pages, 700+ colour photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps
Language: English, contains a multilingual list of bird names in the back, giving bird names in English, Latin, Icelandic, German, Faroese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Italian, French, and Spanish
This second edition of the popular Icelandic Bird Guide has been completely revised and expanded. It covers all Icelandic breeding birds and regular visitors in detail and also describes numerous annual vagrants – more than 160 species in total.
Icelandic Bird Guide is an ideal identification guide when travelling around Iceland for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike. The clear and concise text describes the birds' appearance and behaviour, as well their diet and habitat. Maps and diagrams clearly show distribution, movements and population sizes. It also includes photographs of eggs shown in actual size.
Taxonomic Order 8
Identifying birds 14
Topography of birds 18
Birds of Iceland 24
Gulls and relatives 98
Non-passerine landbirds 194
Eggs and young 262
Characteristics of Iceland's avifauna 297
Birdwatching in Iceland 301
Bird-ringing in Iceland 303
Associations, institutions and periodicals 304
Rare birds - vagrants 307
Statistics on Icelandic birds 309
Checklist of the birds of Iceland 310
Multilingual list of bird names 320
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Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson is a leading authority on the birds of Iceland and one of the country's most experienced bird photographers.