Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Title

1) Fogden, Michael, Marianne Taylor, and Sheri L. Williamson. Hummingbirds: A Life-size Guide to Every Species. 2014. Harper Design. Hardbound: 400 pages. Price: $29.99 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size.
     This is the first book to profile all 338 known species, from the Saw-billed Hermit to the Scintillant Hummingbird. Every bird is shown life-size in glorious full-color photographs.
Every species profile includes a flight map and key statistics, as well as information about behavior, plumage, and habitat.
     This authoritative guide has been annotated by the world's leading experts on hummingbirds and features a foreword by renowned birding author Pete Dunne.
RECOMMENDATION: The main problem I have with this book is that 76 out of 338 species aren't illustrated! Helm/Bloomsbury is working on a photographic guide of their own that's due out in the near future. I would recommend waiting for that book if you have a serious interest in hummingbirds.

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