Identification of European Non-Passerines: A BTO Field Guide
This major guide improves on the original by now comprehensively covering 155 species, with descriptions of ageing and sexing methods, moult, biometrics and racial differences. It complements Lars Svensson's Identification Guide to European Passerines, and is an invaluable reference for Bird Ringers, keen birders and feather enthusiasts, alike.
- ISBN: 9781908581679
- Author(s): Kevin Baker
- Stock Code: 8581679
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour illustrations
- Pages: 336
- Published: 2016
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A field guide to all the non-passerines found from Britain, eastwards to Japan, and as far south as the Sahara and Himalayas. Every non-passerine species found in this wide area is illustrated in every plumage in which they can be seen in the wild. Author and illustrator Norman Arlott is one of the world's leading bird artists and has seen nearly all of the 1,800 species featured. The accompanying text concentrates on the specific characteristics and appearance of each species that allow identification in the field, including voice. Every species will also have a distribution map -- in many cases the first time this has been compiled for the area.
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In this Checklist, a modern, broad version of the Biological Species Concept (BSC) has been applied, with the aid of the scoring system to evaluate differences in morphology, vocalisations, ecology and geographical relationships published in Ibis by Tobias et al. (2010). For the non-passerines this has resulted in relatively few lumps -21 - but a much higher number of splits, 461 in total at the time of writing, compared with the taxonomy presented in the HBW series. Groups with major changes in species numbers included.
DUE EARLY SEPTEMBER 2014.
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A new edition of the major reference work and most respected scientific checklist of birds. Updated to reflect the change in our understanding of the evolution of birds derived from the study of their DNA. Also reflects revisions to species limits and includes newly discovered species and subspecies. Includes data CD-ROM.