The Helm Guide to Bird Identification

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The Helm Guide to Bird Identification
Author(s):
Keith Vinicombe, Alan Harris, Laurel Tucker
Publisher:
Christopher Helm
Edition:
2nd (2014)
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
400
ISBN-13:
9781408130353
RRP:
£25.00

Every birdwatcher, whether experienced or not, is regularly faced with an unfamiliar bird. In such cases an ordinary guide is often of little help. This book concentrates on 'confusion species', each plate comparing those birds which have strong similarities: Marsh Tit and Willow Tit, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler, and so on.

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Every birdwatcher, whether experienced or not, is regularly faced with an unfamiliar bird. In such cases an ordinary guide is often of little help. This book concentrates on 'confusion species', each plate comparing those birds which have strong similarities: Marsh Tit and Willow Tit, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler, and so on. Informative captions highlight points of similarity and difference, while the main text incorporates the latest identification techniques and comments on a range of variations.

This book covers difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species, pairs or groups of birds, and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements the standard field guides and provides much additional information. As well as detailed texts, the book includes extensive illustrations of all relevant ages and plummages of the species concerned.

  • An essential field guide companion, supplementing standard field guides
  • Fully illustrated with over 1,250 artworks showing obscure plummages and key identification features
  • Suitable for birders of all levels