Author: Tomasz Cofta
Brand: Princeton University Press
Number Of Pages: 456
Release Date: 11-02-2021
Details: Product Description A richly illustrated, state-of-the-art field guide for identifying European passerines in flight-the first of its kind Opening up new frontiers in birdwatching, this is the first field guide for identifying European passerines in flight, featuring more than 1,850 stunning color illustrations from acclaimed bird artist Tomasz Cofta, who creates remarkably lifelike images using the latest digital technology. With detailed coverage of 206 passerines and 32 near-passerine landbirds, this cutting-edge book features a seamlessly integrated approach. It combines Cofta's precise illustrations, which depict key shape and coloration features, with a range of photos for each species that show how they appear in flight. The species accounts are short, sharp, and authoritative, and essential information on individual flight manner and flock structure and behavior is represented concisely. In addition, flight calls are transliterated, briefly described, shown as sonograms, and backed up with a unique collection of more than one hundred online audio recordings. While the book is written in a style that will appeal to all birders, it also contains new knowledge on flight identification, making it a must-have for professional ornithologists and scientists as well. The first field guide to flight identification of European passerines Covers 206 passerines and 32 near-passerine landbirds Features more than 1,850 stunning color illustrations Includes 2,000 photos showing each species in flight Provides extensive information on flight calls Review A quite remarkable - and undoubtedly original - piece of work. - --Josh Jones, Birdguides.com A real cutting-edge guide and should help with the difficult skill of identifying flying passerines. . . . I don't there is a single birder who could not learn something from this book. It is a terrific guide. - --Mike King, Gloster Birder I struggle to think of a birder I know or know of who will not wish to buy this book. - --Phil Slade, Another Bird Blog About the Author Tomasz Cofta is an acclaimed bird illustrator and ornithologist. He has published more than a hundred papers on bird identification featuring close to two thousand of his own illustrations and has published thousands of other bird and nature illustrations in some sixty books, including The World's Rarest Birds (Princeton WILDGuides).
Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches