Book Review # 55 – British Birds

H.J. Ruiz - Avian101

British Birds

A Pocket Guide

Author (s):

Rob Hume, Robert Still, Andy swash, Hugh Harrop and David Tipling.


Princeton University Press

Brief Review:

What a delightful pocket guide this is.  Let me tell you what you will find in the 272 pages:

1600 color illustrations.

248 maps.

More Info.

259 silhouettes.

This guide clearly has given great importance to help achieve a quick process for identifying the different species of birds. The authors have separated the species in similar groups, based according to size and behavior. 

Each of the 248 species listed in the guide is described in a clear and comprehensive way. Part of the identification  information includes the following:

  • Name, scientific name. 
  • Size.
  • Inflight.
  • Voice.
  • Comparison spreads and tables.
  • Image annotations and labels.
  • Status.
  • Observation tips.
  • Maps.

This pocket guide has a lot to offer to birdwatchers at all levels. I…

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