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Old Saturday 24th June 2006, 20:57   #1
Pavel Cerny
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Collins Field Guide

Hi, I´m going to buy BIRD NESTS, EGGS AND NESTLINGS OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE from Collins Field Guide edition but I can´t find any reviews on it.
So I would like to know what do you think about this book.
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Old Saturday 24th June 2006, 22:03   #2
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Dobrư večer, Pavel.

I've not heard of it, but I did find a review on Amazon, although that's hardly authoritative...

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Not quite what it could have been., 9 Oct 2002

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This guide covers a huge number of species and as a result I feel that it has lost some of its value to british based ornithologists. The plates do not cover all species and so do not allow full comparisons of nestlings and eggs. The information regarding the nest site is sometimes basic, just as much or even more is already available in "the Birds of the Western Palearctic". It's useful to have a lot of information collected in one place, but surely it would have been better to have more detailed information on a narrower range of species. The plates are of an excellent standard however.
Hope that's of some help to you.
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