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By Richard Crossley

This stunningly illustrated e-book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes box consultant layout by means of offering the 1st real-life method of identity. no matter if you're a newbie, specialist, or anyplace in among, The Crossley identity Guide will greatly increase your skill to spot birds.

Unlike different courses, which offer remoted person pictures or illustrations, this is often the 1st booklet to add huge, reasonable scenes for every species. those scenes--640 in all--are composed from greater than 10,000 of the author's photographs exhibiting birds in quite a lot of views--near and much, from assorted angles, in a number of plumages and behaviors, together with flight, and within the habitat during which they reside. those attractive compositions exhibit how a bird's visual appeal adjustments with distance, and provides equivalent emphasis to features specialists use to spot birds: dimension, constitution and form, habit, likelihood, and colour. this can be the 1st booklet to express all of those positive factors visually--in a unmarried image--and to enhance them with exact, concise textual content. every one scene offers a wealth of special visible info that invitations and rewards cautious learn, however the most crucial id positive factors should be grasped immediately through someone.

By making id more straightforward, extra exact, and extra enjoyable than ever earlier than, The Crossley identity Guide will thoroughly redefine how its clients examine birds. crucial for all birders, it additionally can provide to make new birders of many folks who've despaired of utilizing conventional publications.

  • Revolutionary. This booklet alterations box advisor layout to make you a greater birder
  • A photograph says one thousand phrases. the main finished consultant: 640 lovely scenes made from 10,000 of the author's photos
  • Reality birding. realistic in-focus scenes exhibit birds of their habitats, from close to and much, and in all plumages and behaviors
  • Teaching and reference. the 1st publication to appropriately painting all of the key id features: dimension, form, habit, likelihood, and colour
  • Practice makes excellent. An interactive studying adventure to sharpen and try box id talents
  • Bird just like the specialists. the 1st ebook to simplify birding and assist you know how to fowl just like the top
  • An interactive website--www.crossleybirds.com--includes increased captions for the plates and species updates

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A mosaic of black, grey and white missing the fresh creamy white visual appeal of COME. Eclipse , (Jun–Oct): just like with retained white coverts. /1st-w: all equally plumaged missing clean-cut visual appeal of same-age COME. 1st-w : develops darkish round eye and vivid purple iris in past due wintry weather. Molts into adult-like plumage via summer season. Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus domestic L 18in really universal and frequent, fairly as you pass e. In summer time, discovered on marshy ponds and streams with bushes to be had for nesting. In iciness, extra usually in coastal harbors, and on marshes, ponds, and creeks. frequently in small teams yet frequently gathers to roost in huge flocks at favorite situation. The notable white within the grownup is highlighted through the brown of the remainder of the chook, and is the main obvious function at distance. cellular and infrequently noticeable in unique flight: small and narrow yet compact with very speedy shallow wingbeats. identification: The unusual merganser out! basically the smallest of the three merganser species and tremendously assorted from the others. advert. : strikingly patterned with crest that opens like a Victorian fan. lengthy tail occasionally held cocked. /eclipse (retain grey coverts)/1st-w: brown total visual appeal, warmest on crest, darkest on brow. faded base to invoice stands proud subsequent to the sort of darkish head. 1st-w : darkest round eye. White in crest and black invoice boost via iciness. Molts into adult-like plumage throughout the summer season. Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis RUDU L 15in universal stiff-tail with extra s. distribution than such a lot different geese. Breeds on ponds, lakes, and in well-vegetated marshy wetlands. In iciness, kinds compact flocks, a few relocating to rivers and coastal bays. usually sits idle and customarily swims clear of hassle. In demonstrate, bangs the water and blows bubbles. In flight, has lengthy, operating takeoff with tail and massive ft dragged at the back of. Uniform upperparts, no wing bars. hardly mixes with different species. identification: Small, chunky, and punky little duck with special shape—big large head and invoice. lengthy tail usually held cocked. and younger birds: darkish brown with horizontal darkish cheek stripe. iciness : comparable with white face missing cheek stripe. molts in spring to a complete new set of colours yet with an identical simple ground-color development, and keeps targeted white cheek patch. nice Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo GRCO L 36in unusual in rocky coastal components. Very infrequent on clean water. usually noticeable sitting on rocks, sand banks, buoys, and favourite uncovered perches. Hardy. Like different cormorants, a superb fisherman, and will frequently be obvious attempting to swallow huge fish. identification: greatest cormorant, 10% better than DCCO with which it usually mixes. concentrate on head; looks thicker-necked and block-headed, with flerce expression greater by means of faded grey invoice, that's thicker and longer than in DCCO. Chin patch (gular/bare dermis) yellow, small, and pointed contrasting with white throat. advert br: seems glossy black (feathers have black border, paler centers), white head plumes and diagnostic white flank patch in overdue winter/spring. 1st-yr: brown neck and whiter abdominal (DCCO has the opposite pattern).

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