Identification Guide to Birds in the Hand
Product code: 17162
This guide aims to give all ringers and ornithologists who handle birds the essential information regarding accuate identicication of species and subspecies, measurements, moult, sex and age.
It covers in detail the 301 species (154 non-passerines and 147 passerines) most frequently caught in Western Europe by general ringers. To avoid mistakes, identification is systematically compared with species of similar appearance, which represents a total of more than 550 treated species.
Homogenous treatment of all species groups precludes the recurrent pitfalls of using various books with variable modes of presentation and means fewer books to carry in the field.
Compared to the French version of this publication, this book has the following improvements;
- 51 additional species
- Supplementary information such as BTO and EURING age codes, schematic figures of moult sequences
- Improved organisation with different index marks for non-passerines and passerines, and more comprehensive figures.
- Addition of bibliographic references at the end of each species account
Written by Laurent Demongin who has 25 years experience of working in ornithology and has collaborated with a number of various laboratories and institutes.
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