Book Review # 55 – British Birds
A Pocket Guide
Rob Hume, Robert Still, Andy swash, Hugh Harrop and David Tipling.
Princeton University Press
What a delightful pocket guide this is. Let me tell you what you will find in the 272 pages:
1600 color illustrations.
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.
- Comparison spreads and tables.
- Image annotations and labels.
- Observation tips.
This pocket guide has a lot to offer to birdwatchers at all levels. I believe that it will be an essential guide to carry when bird watching in Great Britain.
H.J. Ruiz – Avian101.Wordpress.com – September 27th, 2019