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The identification guide for ringers

  In 2013, we published in French the 'Guide 
  d'identification des oiseaux en main'

  which received critical acclaim from members of 
  the specialised ornithological 
  press. In 2016, the ‘Identification Guide to Birds  
  in the Hand
’, updated with 51 extra 
  species, gives to all ornithologists who handle   
  birds the essential information 
  regarding accurate identification of species and  
  subspecies, measurements, moult, sex 
  and age.

  The 301 species (154 non-passerines and 147  
  passerines) most frequently caught in 
  Western Europe by general ringers are  
  presented in detail. To avoid mistakes,   
  identification is systematically compared with 
  species of similar appearance, which represents 
  a total of more than 550 treated 
  species. Homogenous treatment of all species 
  groups precludes the recurrent pitfalls of using 
  various books with variable modes of 
  presentation and means fewer books to carry.

 

 Apart from 51 additional species, major   
 improvements compared to the French version 
 are:

  • supplementary information in the introduction,
  • addition of BTO codes and wing tip data in the heading of each species account,
  • measurements of all treated species in the ‘identification’ section,
  • the addition of schematic figures of moult sequences,
  • addition of distribution range notes for all species,
  • addition of EURING age codes in ‘moult’ and ‘age’ sections,
  • improved organisation of figures clarifying them and becoming more comprehensive,
  • addition of sonograms for some species (i.e. warblers...),
  • addition of various informative figures and comparative illustrations,
  • addition of bibliographic references at the end of each species account,
  • different index marks for non-passerines and passerines,
  • addition of appendix with a sample of moult and wing formula cards,
  • minor corrections and general updates to species accounts

     In English, published in 2016.

     Size 17 x 24 cm, 392 pages, black and white,  
     100 g paper, soft cover with flaps, matt 300g 
     glossy lamination, weight 870g.

     ISBN 978-2-9555019-0-0

     http://ringersguide.e-monsite.com/

 

 

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