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Birds, Mammals and Reptiles of the Galápagos Islands

Field / Identification Guide

By: Andy Swash (Author), Robert Still (Author), Robert Bensted-Smith (Foreword By)

168 pages, 53 colour plates (photos and illustrations)

Christopher Helm

Paperback | Aug 2005 | Edition: 2 | #155238 | ISBN: 0713675519
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £16.99 $21/€19 approx

About this book

New edition of this superb guide, which describes and illustrates nearly all the birds (154 species), mammals (32 species) and reptiles (28 species) of the Galapagos islands in a single pocket-sized book. The colour plates combine photographs (500) and illustrations (20), with text and maps on facing pages to facilitate identification.

"The introduction and accompanying chapters are a 'must read' for all visitors to these islands. A wonderful boook, and complemented with the superb photographs of Rob Still, this is definitely a great guide to take with you if you ever have the chance to visit the Galápagos Islands. It is also small enough to fit into your back pack along with your essential water, binoculars and camera."
- Scottish Bird News (June 2006)

"Any visitor to the Galápagos would benefit from having a copy of this fine guide"
- British Ornithologists' Union (2006)


- Foreword: Dr Robert Bensted-Smith
- Acknowledgements
- Introduction
- Geography & Climate
- Habitats

Birds of Galápagos
- Bird Topography
- Moult & Plumages
- Types of Bird
- Bird Plates (38)

The Reptiles
- Introduction
- Types
- Plates (6)

The Mammals
- Introduction
- Types
- Plates (9)

- Checklists
- Glossary
- Credits
- English and Scientific Names

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Andy Swash is a zoologist, ecologist and accomplished photographer. During his visits to the Galapagos he has obtained excellent photographs of most of the resident birds, mammals, and reptiles. Rob Still is an ecologist and widely travelled naturalist. The authors are partners in WildGuides, a publishing organisation established to support wildlife conservation.

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