London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. Octavo, laminated boards, colour photographs.
Raptors are notoriously hard to identify, even if seen well, and represent perhaps the ultimate ID challenge for birders. This book is the ultimate flight-identification guide for the raptors of the Western Palaearctic, covering Europe, North Africa, the Middle East (including Arabia) to Central Asia. It provides identification information for all 60 species that regularly occur in the region, going to subspecific level wherever needed. The text covers every plumage and age in detail, with each species account accompanied by a range of photographs covering all the principal plumages. Based on this stunning photographic coverage, most of which has never been published before, this book represents a landmark in bird identification books and a major work for all raptor enthusiasts.
Price: $90.00 AU