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    Directional mic for iPhone?

    Coming rather late to this, I've had a Rode VideoMic Me for a while. I use it with an extender to get around the issue with phone cases. I can't claim to have done much in the way of rigorous comparisons. Overall I'd say the main advantage compared to going without an external mic is from...
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    Best bird guides by region...Australasia?

    If you have a look inside the cover of the current Australian Bird Guide you will see it too is divided up into marine and coastal, freshwater and land birds sections. So I am not sure anything is changing. And this is exactly the order which was praised in an earlier post as "Finally a...
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    Your most anticipated futures books

    I believe Jose Ramon Castello (author of Bovids / Canids / Felids) may be working on a deer book too.
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    Sticky thread for best birding apps

    A new Australian bird calls app has been published for both iOS and Android. It's called Stewart Australian Bird Calls. Recordings are by Dave Stewart, who also provided the calls on the Morecombe Australian app. However this is a more comprehensive collection, with the aim of including as...
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    Gulls of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East: An Identification Guide

    Princeton's website says there will be an eBook version (which usually means pdf and often ePub as well), but not until April 2022.
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    Australian field guides - a bit of a review.

    Nothing major. Typos corrected and a couple of extra images added (a tern in flight I think - not sure if there are others) or corrected where they had been printed under the wrong species first time around (a prion head and an albatross in flight from memory).
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    Are your copies of Handbook of Birds of the World deteriorating with age?

    I am curious whether anyone else has trouble with copies of Handbook of the Birds of the World deteriorating with age more than other books? A number of my volumes, mainly from the middle of the series (about vol 4 – vol 9) now have bad stains, particularly on the end papers and first and last...
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    Birds of the middle East

    And a more compact one here, too: A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of the Middle East including Egypt, the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula
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    Hawaii, birds

    Have a look at the author's web page for more information - H. Douglas Pratt - Index I don't think the web page has been updated for a couple of years so I am not sure how accurate the expected dates are.
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    Latest Lynx releases

    Here you go, a flying Junin Grebe. Always wondered if it was an error or he was just having a joke.
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    Latest Lynx releases

    Does it show the Junin Flightless Grebe in flight like the first edition did?
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    Birds of Cuba, a photographic guide

    Looks like your notice was successful Jim, that page isn't there any more. Still a bit mystified by the whole thing, as Wikipedia says it's a well established publishing company and that's the address of its official website.
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    Birds of Cuba, a photographic guide

    Interesting - I based that comment on it appearing to be on a real publishing company's website. Do you mean they have shared it in a way they weren't licenced to do?
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    Bird Families of the World, 17th edition

    I've passed the typos/errors mentioned in this thread on to Don. He said he's always happy to receive any other suggestions for corrections - his contact details are on the website.
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    Birds of Cuba, a photographic guide

    A full, legit, free PDF copy of this 2020 book seems to be available at Birds of Cuba
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    Estrildid Finches of the World

    When you go into the Webshop section, it shows there are separate Dutch and English editions being published. No, I don't know if there has been anyone from Australia involved in the species accounts; I can see some of the photos are by Australian photographers. HANZAB would be the most up to...
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    Sticky thread for best birding apps

    The PNG field guide is available as an app with sounds now too - https://davidbishopbirdtours.com/2020/08/03/birds-of-new-guinea-app/
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    Best bird guides by region...Asia

    New edition of the MacKinnon guide to China is coming out soon: https://www.nhbs.com/guide-to-the-birds-of-china-book
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    Estrildid Finches of the World

    See https://finches.nl/
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    Which is the best ornithology book? Frank Gill, Graham Scott or Noble Proctor & Patrick Lynch?

    Here's another one you can add to the list: Handbook of Bird Biology, 3rd Ed. | Bird Academy • The Cornell Lab (allaboutbirds.org) I bought Ornithology; Foundation, Analysis and Application book a few years ago. It's a really good book, but I haven't read as much as I expected, because it's...
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    I’d say it was an Indian Scops Owl, because it was taken in the grounds of the elephant rescue place just near Udawalawa National Park. Yes?
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    BOC; Prof. Jon Fjeldså 'The Evolution of Passerine Birds Explained'
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    Help Finding Book I Once Read

    It isn't a perfect match for your description, but maybe To See Every Bird on Earth by Dan Koeppel? Published 2005. Edit: Was it a book about looking for cranes? Sounds a bit like The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes by Peter Matthiessen, published 2001.
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    Striated Grasswren splits I’m interested in what everyone thinks of the three way Striated Grasswren split outlined in the two papers above this post, particularly the one in Emu. The papers show there are no consistent plumage differences between the various forms: “Our review of plumages...
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    Your most anticipated futures books

    More info on All the Birds of the World is out at https://www.lynxeds.com/all-the-birds-of-the-world-highlights/ Makes me wonder whether I should hold off buying their two volume illustrated checklist of mammals and just wait for the one volume version.