“This typesetting 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 spare information. As well as detailed texts, the books include wide-stretching illustrations of all relevant month and plumages of the species concerned”.

“Anyone interested in honing their bird identification skills should read this book. It is not a recognition guide like the supervisory Collins Bird Guide or the very weightier Helm field guides. Instead, it connects the supposed “confusion species.” This makes it easier for the observer to recognise distinctions and enhance identification. Although both experts and beginners will goody from this book, wide beginners who want to sharpen their identification skills at home and in the field will value it most”

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