Identification Guide to Birds in the Hand
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This is the English version of Guide d'Identification des Oiseaux en Main, updated with 51 extra species, gives all ornithologists and ringers who handle birds the essential information regarding accurate ID 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, ID 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:
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