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Norman Arlott

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Norman Arlott is one of the world's leading bird artists. His books include Birds of the West Indies and the two-volume Birds of Europe, Russia, China, and Japan (both Princeton).

Tekijän teokset

New Generation Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe (1987) — Kuvittaja — 61 kappaletta
Rare Birds of the World (1988) — Kuvittaja — 23 kappaletta
Birds of the West Indies (2010) 22 kappaletta
Identifying Birds By Colour (2008) 6 kappaletta

Associated Works

Retkeilijän selviytymisopas (1986) — Kuvittaja, eräät painokset2,780 kappaletta, 19 arvostelua
Birds of East Africa (1963) — Kuvittaja — 127 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Complete Book of British Birds (1988) — Artist — 96 kappaletta
The Forest (1979) — Kuvittaja, eräät painokset38 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla

Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Arlott, Norman
Virallinen nimi
Arlott, Norman Arthur
Syntymäaika
1947-11-15
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Syntymäpaikka
Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Asuinpaikat
Norfolk, England, UK
Ammatit
artist
illustrator

Jäseniä

Kirja-arvosteluja

Basics: 2005, 2nd edition, softcover, 463 pages, 198 color photos, 950 species, range maps

This is a larger version (9 ½ x 7 ¾ inches) of nearly the same book by these authors. This larger version is meant to be more of an at-home reference -- unless you don't mind carrying a slightly oversized field guide in your vehicle or in your backpack.

Of the various field guides for southern Africa, this is my favorite for four reasons. One, is its excellent illustrations and their variety of poses. Two, are the larger illustrations due to the size of the book. Three, is the crisper color reproduction. And, four, are the small identification tips written next to the illustrations.

Like most similar guides, you’ll be able to use this in the southern six countries plus the south half of Mozambique. The range maps give good detail. However, just like other guides, I do not like the practice of creating an artificial boundary where the bird’s range crosses the border of Angola or Zambia. If the natural range advances (which many do), then show it. One last quirk of these range maps is the lack of a legend. Unlike its smaller predecessor, these maps contain white grids over parts of the range. The book makes no mention of what this signifies. Summer? Visitor? Rare? Dispersal?

As for the text, this offers good but brief identification notes. Only scant information is given for the bird’s status and calls. The back of the book contains a very nice addendum called “Identifying Problem Species”. These 13 pages focus on fourteen groups of problematic species such as large brown pipits, glossy starlings, or small migrant reed-warblers.

I highly recommend this book for your trip to southern Africa, despite its size. The slightly smaller (but thicker and same weight) version might be handier, but it lacks some of the newer plates and some additional extralimital species.

Other Related Books:
1) Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa by Sinclair/Hockey/Tarboton
2) Roberts Bird Guide by Chittenden
3) Field Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa by Sinclair
4) Birds of Africa South of the Sahara by Sinclair/Ryan
5) Newman's Birds of Southern Africa by Newman
6) The Complete Book of Southern African Birds by Ginn/McIlleron, Milstein
7) Southern African Birds: A Photographic Guide by Sinclair/Davidson
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Soleglad | Jul 16, 2008 |

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