Monday, September 19, 2011
1) Skerrett, Adrian and Tony Disley. Birds of Seychelles. 2011. Helm Field Guides. Paperback: 176 pages. Price: GBP 24.99 (about $39.16 U.S.).
SUMMARY: This compact field guide, based on Birds of Seychelles by Adrian Skerrett, Ian Bullock and Tony Disley (Helm 2000), is the only field guide to cover every species recorded in Seychelles. It covers more than 250 species, including all residents, migrants and vagrants. Concise text on facing pages highlights key identification features, including habitat, distribution, status and voice. The plates are based on the authors' previous work, but with the addition on many new images.
The text has been completely re-written and revised for this edition, and the plates are been re-worked to accommodate a number of new additions to the country's list. There are now 12 more plates than in the first edition.
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for those birding the Seychelles!