Collins Bird Guide - special offer on revised hardback edition
Last May, without any offical accouncement, Collins made a number of updates to their Bird Guide. At the time we ran a special offer on the revised edition but we are delighted to say that for those of you who didn't pick one up, or prefer your books with a hard covers we WildSounds & Books have another, limited special offer, for you.
They currently have the standard hardback edition on sale for less than the RRP of the softback! And if you would still prefer a softback you can also get a terrific discount on this too, though please note it is not avaialble until late May.
This special offer only runs until the 31st May. For a full list of the updates see the list below,
Have you got Moltoni's in your Collins Bird Guide?
Updates in 2015
The full list of changes as given by HarperCollins (28-May-2015).
007, line 9: 713 species - 720 species
081 new illustration: Bittern
090 new illustration + caption: Rüppell’s vulture, additional caption. Map of Lappet-faced vulture deleted. New text, Lappet-faced vulture: ”Very rare resident in Arabia, and might still be found in S Jordania (only odd birds remain and are seen irregularly within covered range). Breeds in …”
098 new illustration: Tawny Eagle
101 new illustration, new position of caption: Booted Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle
114 amended caption: Dark Chanting Goshawk
123 new illustration: Lanner Falcon, feldeggii
170 amended text: Slender billed Curlew record status should be: —
223 amended plate, amended captions: Eagle Owls and Fish Owl
237 new illustration: White-rumped Swift
254 amended text: Alauda leucoptera
275 amended plate: Siberian Accentor, Black-throated Accentor
275 amended caption: Black-throated Accentor
276 new intro text: Nightingales, Redstarts, Wheatears,
276–293: amended running title (Nightingales, Redstarts, Wheatears).
278 amended text: Luscinia calliope
281 new illustration, amended caption: Black Redstart, southeastern subspecies
286 Under Mourning Wheatear, change under ‘Variation’ to: ‘In S Syria/N Jordan a rare black form occurs, ‘BASALT WHEATEAR’, ssp. warriae, with all-black body...’.
287 amended text, caption: mourning weathear: warriae, this very local race
288 amended text: Oenanthe melanura
292 amended text: Stonechat and Eastern Stonechat
293 amended caption and text: Eastern Stonechat, hemprichii
294 amended text: intro Thrushes, running title/intro Thrushes, omitt running title, Song Thrush and Redwing texts shortened.
296: amended text: Blue Rock Thrush (the first six lines)
300 amended text: Zoothera aurea
Red-throated Thrush: ‘Song very similar to Black-throated Thrush, well-spaced simple fluty phrases but mainly long series of variably chattering notes.’
302–303 new arrangement, amended illustrations, captions and text: Introduction, Barred, Garden, Blackcap and plumage variation (Yellow-browed W.)
303 Change the header for the upper section on the page to PLUMAGE VARIATION IN WARBLERS
306 The scientific name of Rüppell’s Warbler now shall be spelt ‘ruppeli’. Thus without the ‘e’ and with only one ‘l’. Also in index.
307 new plate: Sardinian, Ménétries, Cyprus, Rüppell’s W.
308–309 new plate, captions, text and maps: Whitethroat, Spectacled, E and W Subalpine, Moltoni W (new species)
310–311 amended text, map text and captions: Balearic W (also check Marmora’s)
311 new plate: Dartford, Marmora’s, Balearic, Tristram’s
312–313 new plate, amended text, map text and captions: Desert Warblers Graceful Prinia, Levant Scrub Warbler, Saharan Scrub Warbler (new species)
321 amended caption: E Reed Warbler: scirpaceaus: N and S Europe
332–333 amended text: Two-barred Greenish Warbler: omitt trochiloides, eastern relative to
333 amended caption, pointers on plate
335 new illustration, amended caption: Dusky Warbler
336–337 amended text: Wren: omitt zetlandicus
358 new scientific name: Nile Valley Sunbird
361 new illustration: irakskriktrast
378 amended text: Linnet (shortened) and Twite (new Variation text)
379 new plate: Linnet, Twite, Redpoll, Arctic Redpoll
379 amended captions: Linnet, Twite
390 new species text: Asian Crimson-winged Finch and African Crimson-winged Finch (new species)
404 new species text: Setophaga americana, Setophaga coronata, Setophaga striata, Setophaga petechia, Parkesia noveboracensis
414 new species text: African Collared Dove: omitt risoria
416 new species name: Lavivora cyane
417 new species name: Oreothlypis peregrina
441, column 1: Scotocerca inquieta 303 è 312
441, column 1: add Setophaga petechia
442, column 2, Stonechat: amend ’Eastern’ Saxicola maurus et al. è Eastern Saxicola maurus
442, column 3: Delete Sylvia sardo balearica 312
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Please note: available from late May.
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