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Old Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 17:07   #16
John Cantelo
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I picked up my copy today and my initial impression was quite favourable given that I'm not a huge fan of photoguides. I hope to write a more measured review anon but my immediate reaction was that the authors' aim to cover all species (inc. vagrants) in an easily portable book has (understandably) compromised the range of photos showing various plumages/postures. Its layout/format is far more conventional than other recent photoguides (Wildguides & Crossley). As others have noted the coverage of introduced species is particularly good (although not comprehensive). It doesn't come close to challenging the primacy of Collins Bird Guide but it's a reasonable quick photographic reference.
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