Book Review # 64
Flight Identification of European Passerines and Selected Landbirds
An illustrated and photographic guide
Princeton University Press – ISBN:9780691177571
This interesting illustrated guide has been written by author Tomasz Cofta, he is an experienced professional in the field of Ornithology. He is based in Gdansk, Poland. But his work has brought him to Asia, Africa, and through Europe, ringing passerines.
Many of the illustrations are made by him for this guide. You can find in this book of 496 pages, 850 illustrations, 2400 photos of species in flight which are mostly passerines from Europe (205) and 32 near-passerines.
The format for descriptions and important information about every species is concise and precise:
- Scientiphic name
- Structure and shape
This guide is well structured, comprehensive and shows photos or illustration of the passerines with from every angle in order to identify the bird in question. Quite smart way to leave no doubt seeking ID.