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A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galápagos

Field / Identification Guide New
By: Tui De Roy(Author), Peter R Grant(Foreword By), B Rosemary Grant(Foreword By)
136 pages, 616 colour photos, 33 colour distribution maps
A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galápagos
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  • A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galápagos ISBN: 9780691233635 Flexibound Oct 2022 In stock
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About this book

A lifelong resident of Galápagos, Tui De Roy has been observing, studying, and photographing the islands' astonishing birdlife for sixty years. In A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galápagos, she distils everything she has learned to create a one-of-a-kind field guide that every birder visiting the archipelago will want to carry with them wherever they go.

A compact yet comprehensive combination of field guide and natural history, the book features more than 550 of De Roy's superb photographs and is packed with detailed, easy-to-access information in bullet-point format. Every resident bird species is fully described and abundantly illustrated, showing different aspects of their life cycle, habitat, and behaviour. And the islands' most iconic bird group – Darwin's Finches – is given special attention. With precise descriptions including plumage and beak variations, the book corrects many common identification errors about this group.

Unique in design and content, A Pocket Guide to Birds of Galápagos is a must-have for all wildlife enthusiasts travelling to this fabled archipelago – and anyone who wants to better understand its spectacular birds.

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  • Packed with great images and information
    By Keith 9 Nov 2022 Written for Flexibound
    With around 25 endemic bird species restricted to an area of less than 8000 sq km, the Galápagos islands must surely hold more unique birds for an area of this size than anywhere else in the world!

    There are a number of pocket guides already, but this one really is pocket-sized and squeezes 616 colour photos in it. I really like Tui De Roy’s work and I have several of her books. Having lived on the islands since being a child she knows the wildlife – and she has six decades of experience.

    All of the key birds are shown well with up to ten photographs of each. The land birds are dealt with first with maps to indicate where over thirty of these can be found. The second half of the book covers seabirds and wetland species. These do not get maps as most (other than Flightless Cormorant) are widespread.

    I was particularly impressed by the special focus on the Darwin’s Finches. These give precise descriptions of plumages and the various beak variations. This is an area where people have often made mistakes in the past, and I too had to relabel some of my photos from a trip.

    Inevitably, with so much to pack into 136 pages the print size is very small. A small gripe compared to my praise for the photographs and content.
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Biography

Tui De Roy is a world-renowned wildlife photographer, writer, and conservationist. A resident of Galápagos since the age of two, she is intimately familiar with its ecosystems and wildlife. She is the author of twenty nature books, including A Lifetime in Galápagos, Galápagos: Islands Born of Fire, and Penguins: The Ultimate Guide (all Princeton).

Field / Identification Guide New
By: Tui De Roy(Author), Peter R Grant(Foreword By), B Rosemary Grant(Foreword By)
136 pages, 616 colour photos, 33 colour distribution maps
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