A few days ago, I received the Bloomsbury Natural History Books 2015 catalogue. Sadly, there's absolutely no mention of Birds of Argentina as a forthcoming title...
Does anybody has any news about this book? As per NHBS same is due for Jan 2015.
By the time it comes out it will already be outdated, or else seemingly necessary updates will keep the book from ever getting published. :-C
I wonder whether Ridgely & Tudor 2009 (Birds of South America: Passerines) might have been a slight 'spanner in the works'. On tour in Argentina in 2009, I recall Mark eagerly examining the plates in my hot-off-the-press copy. Until that point, Narosky & Yzurieta had been the (quite easily challenged!) local benchmark, and was evidently comprehensively outclassed by the manuscript of Mark's forthcoming guide. But perhaps the publication of the R&T guide led to a re-evaluation of the plates to ensure that all would definitely be the most accurate available for Argentinian species...?Still no date for submission of the manuscript, and the plates are being updated.
Let's hope that's true!NHBS shows now due in Jul 2016 and ready to preorder.
I placed a pre-publication order for this from Bookdepository on 24 September 2009, expecting it to be published shortly after this! Admittedly at €27.88 pre-paid it was a good price. But I did not expect to be waiting almost 8 years and counting.:-C