Collins field guide: birds of the Palearctic, non-passerines.
London: Harper Collins Publishers, 2009.
Octavo, laminated boards, 240 pp. colour illustrations, maps.
This is perfect for the keen travelling birdwatcher. This book covers all non-perching birds of the Palearctic, a zoogeographical area running from the British Isles eastwards to Japan, with its southern border marked by the Sahara, the Middle Eastern deserts, and the Himalayas. It covers the whole of the Russian Arctic, China, Tibet, Japan and the whole of Europe. Every non-passerine species found in this wide area is illustrated, in all plumages. The accompanying text concentrates on field identification, including voice, and includes a distribution map for each species. For the companion volume on passerines see [stock id 26114].