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Multimedia Identification Guide to North Atlantic Seabirds: Albatrosses and Fulmarine Petrels

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Series: North Atlantic Seabirds Volume: 3

By: Bob Flood(Author), Ashley Fisher(Author), John Gale(Illustrator)

278 pages, 200+ colour photos, 180+ colour illustrations, colour distribution maps, includes 2 DVDs (Region ALL)

Scilly Pelagics

Hardback | Aug 2016 | #192844 | ISBN-13: 9780956886729
Availability: In stock
Clearance price: £24.99 £39.99 (Save £15.00) $32 / €29 approx

About this book

This is the third in the series Multimedia Identification Guide to North Atlantic Seabirds. The authors have endeavored to achieve the same high standards set previously. The text is detailed and is lavishly illustrated with colour illustrations and colour photos. The DVDs deliver a further educational experience and animate the contents of the book. This guide is the first to illustrate, for the species covered, all recognizable stages of plumage maturation in the albatrosses and giant petrels, and the wide range of morphs found in the fulmars. Cross-comparison of all species covered: Atlantic Yellow-nosed, Indian Yellow-nosed, Grey-headed, Black-browed, Shy, and Tristan Albatrosses, Southern and Northern Giant Petrel, Atlantic and Pacific Fulmars, Cape Petrel.

About the book:
- A5-sized (hardcover)
- Over 270 pages of original & detailed text
- Over 200 photographs – majority previously unpublished
- Over 180 stunning & accurate illustrations by John Gale
- Large format colour range maps based on latest geolocator results & observational studies
- Includes 2 DVDs

About the DVDs:
- Two DVDs with over 120 minutes of footage
- At-sea footage of all species
- In-hand & at-colony footage of some species
- Follows contents of book allowing cross-referencing
- Enables users to apply knowledge learnt from book
- Excellent preparation for a seawatch or a pelagic trip
- PAL format (multiregional) plays on computers worldwide (Canada & USA plays on most modern DVD players)

"[...] The amount of information is incredible, and all presented in an easy to use way. [...] Two DVDs accompany the guide [...] [and] greatly help to cement what is discussed in the accounts in the book but also gives the opportunity to test id features under ‘field’ conditions, and it works very well indeed. [...] Altogether a brilliant guide with a great approach to explaining how to make it a little easier to identify what can be very difficult birds indeed. If you are into seabirds you can’t live without this book."
– Paul Stancliffe, BTO book reviews


About this guide
Species covered
Identification & ageing
Species accounts
    Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
    Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross
    Shy Albatross
    Gray-headed Albatross
    Black-browed Albatross
    Tristan Albatross
Southern Giant Petrel
Northern Giant Petrel
Atlantic Fulmar
Pacific Fulmar
Cape Petrel
Confusion pairs
    Some novice ID slip-ups
    Black-browed & Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatrosses
    Atlantic & Indian Yellow-nosed Albatrosses
    Black-browed & Gray-headed Albatrosses - young immatures
Atlantic Yellow-nosed & Gray-headed Albatrosses - adults
Tristan & the other Great Albatrosses
Northern & dark-morph Southern Giant Petrels
Atlantic & Pacific Fulmars
    Appendix 1 ID topics in previous two guides
    Appendix 2 Vagrancy potential for Pacific Fulmar
    Appendix 3 Aberrant Atlantic Fulmars
Timelines for DVDs
ID jogger

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