=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
A photographic identification guide to Icelandic birds with over 500 color photos, including eggs. Multilingual bird name list, checklist, distribution maps, occurrence and statistics. Complete checklist included. Details included: Order, family, habits and identifying features; habitat, breeding areas, population, clutch size, incubation period; descriptions of birds, variations in plumage by season and age, bill, feet, eyes; flight, wingspan, length and weight, behavior and calls; duration of stay, breeding season and fledging period in diagrammatic form; maps of breeding distribution, winter distribution, and areas visited. Eggs of Icelandic breeding birds shown in real size, nests and young. Icelandic breeding birds, passage migrants, winter visitors, summer visitors, and annual vagrants. This new edition of the popular Icelandic Bird Guide has been completely revised and expanded. It covers all Icelandic breeding birds and regular visitors in detail and also describes numerous annual vagrants : more than 160 species in total. This book is an ideal identification guide when travelling around Iceland for experienced birdwatchers and beginners alike. The clear and concise text describes the birds' appearance and behaviour, as well their diet and habitat. Maps and diagrams clearly show distribution, movements and population sizes. More than 700 stunning photos , Breeding range and winter distribution maps , Diagrams showing, information on breeding and migration, Photographs of eggs shown in actual size. An indispensible aid to birdwatching in Iceland. The author, Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, is a leading authority on the birds of Iceland and one of the country's most experienced bird photographers.
Our Opinion: This is a beautifully produced field guide, with excellent color photos. Family summaries are followed by individual species accounts, which include seasonal bar graphs, length, wingspan, and weight, identification details, flight, feeding, vocalization, nesting, and other behavior details, diet, habitat and breeding areas, distribution and migration and a distribution map. The multiple color photos usually show and label various plumages. The paperback binding is reinforced with a plastic jacket.
Year of Publication: 2011
Page Count: 340
Weight: 1.5 lb