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by Hans Larsson,Klaus Malling Olsen

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ISBN:
069111997X
Author:
Hans Larsson,Klaus Malling Olsen
Category:
Biological Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Princeton University Press; First Edition edition (December 5, 2004)
Pages:
544 pages
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1928 kb
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1767 kb
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Gulls of Europe Asia and N America (Helm Identification Guides). Hans Larsson's plates demonstrate an impressive ability to capture subtleties of shape and intricacies of plumage that are vital in the identification of such a complex group of birds.

Gulls of Europe Asia and N America (Helm Identification Guides). From the Inside Flap. This book represents a significant contribution to the field of gull identification, and merits a spot on the bookshelf of every gull enthusiast.

Gulls: Of North America, Europe, and Asia. With exhaustive coverage, detailed maps, and superb plates and photos, this book remains the definitive work on these birds, which represent the trickiest of all ID challenges.

Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America by Klaus Malling Olsen and Hans Larsson is a volume in the Helm Identification Guides series of bird identification books. The book is intended to succeed Peter J. Grant's Gulls: A Guide to Identification as the standard identification work on Northern Hemisphere gulls

Klaus Malling Olsen and Hans Larsson treat a total of forty-three species-each depicted in considerable detail, with a full description of every plumage and racial variation. The text is complemented not only by superb color paintings by Larsson, but also by 800 color photographs.

Klaus Malling Olsen and Hans Larsson treat a total of forty-three species-each depicted in considerable detail, with a full description of every plumage and racial variation. Categories: Biology\Zoology.

Klaus Malling Olsen is one of Denmark's fore- most ornithologists. He is a widely travelled field birder and tour leader with a particular interest in seabirds. He has written numerous papers on field identification and is the author of Terns of Europe and North America (1995), which was also illustrated by Hans Larsson, and of a guide to the northern skuas that was translated into Swedish (1988) and Dutch (1992). He compiled the official Danish list, Danmarks Fugle - en oversigt (1992) and contributed to Where to Watch Birds in Scandinavia (1996). He is currently serving his second term.

Klaus Malling Olsen’s books. Klaus Malling Olsen, Hans Larsson (Illustrator). Gulls: Of North America, Europe, and Asia by. Klaus Malling Olsen

Klaus Malling Olsen’s books. Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America by. Klaus Malling Olsen, Hans Larsson.

This guide offers a comprehensive treatment on the gulls of Europe, Asia and North America. A total of 43 species is treated and every species is described in considerable detail with a full description of each plumage and racial variation. As well as identification criteria the book includes an assessment of the range and status of every species together with information on patterns of vagrancy.

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The gulls are a large family of seabirds, familiar and distinctive as a group, but one of the most challenging to separate at the species level, especially in their various stages of immature plumage. This guide offers the most comprehensive treatment ever published on the gulls of North America, Europe, and Asia. Klaus Malling Olsen and Hans Larsson treat a total of forty-three species--each depicted in considerable detail, with a full description of every plumage and racial variation. The text is complemented not only by superb color paintings by Larsson, but also by 800 color photographs.

Gulls explore a variety of habitats, consume a wide range of food, and are often extremely abundant. They are also great wanderers, with several American species often appearing in Western Europe and vice versa. As well as identification criteria, this book includes an up-to-date assessment of the range and status of every species, together with information on patterns on vagrancy.

This important guide is published at a critical time in the development of gull taxonomy. The large white-headed gulls found in North America, Europe, and Asia comprise a superspecies complex, with the precise relationships between various components still under considerable debate. A thorough illustrative and textual treatment of the group is needed, and this book provides the most recent and complete overview. This is the essential reference to a fascinating and endlessly challenging group of birds.

  • Morlurne
Well....maybe not easy....but, not through any fault of this book! The book starts with a lesson on the various body parts, as you will need to know many of these in order to ascertain what gull you have sitting in front of you. A comparison of the wings comes next. Then, it goes through each gull species and all of its plumages, including the months you might expect to see them in that plumage. It ends by discussing the various hybrids. If you ever hope to get beyond referring to gulls as "gull sp.," this book will do it. When you hear other birders refer to "the gull bible," this is it!!! However, don't think that this is a field guide you might want to carry in a fanny pack...it's a heavyweight!
  • Sinredeemer
This book is truly incredible for gull enthusiasts. Excellent plates and good photos and maps which show migration patterns and information. Filled with lots of information. This along with Howell's Gulls of the Americas an incredible combo and must haves for any Larophiles.
  • Xirmiu
I've got it and you don't! Too bad. It's outta print. I called the publisher and they are not reissuing. Go find it used. It is worth every penny ($85 I paid) if you need or desire to ID gulls.
  • Boyn
First of this guide only covers those gulls found in the Holarctic region but these forty three species are covered exceptionally well. For many of us identifying gulls in third cycle summer moult or post juvenile into first winter moult can be a masochistic experience but with this guide this is no longer true. Gulls offer some of the birding world’s most complex moult patterns and identification questions so this is a welcome addition to the bird book world.

The book begins with the contents page listing all 43 species and corresponding page they begin on. Then the introduction covers the way the book is laid out and how to use and read the terminology, gull terminology is almost a language in itself. Gull topography is covered then four plates of comparison of large gull taxa this is followed by six plates on wingtip patters, quite handy when comparing several large taxa of gulls.

Then begins the species accounts. Loads of information concerning each species is covered with identification of plumages in adult summer, winter, juvenile and the many following summer and winter moults till adult is reached. The moult is described as is a description again covering the many plumages these birds go through. Distribution and migration is covered then measurements and weights. Each species account comes with a small box with the basics of the gull and the basics of each year’s plumage, like a quick reference guide. Color range maps show breeding and non-breeding range including subspecies range where needed.

Each species has one or two very good plates depicting the resting and flight views plus the many plumages. Facing each plate are the key features of each plumage with the corresponding months these plumages occur. The plates are augmented by many color photographs again depicting the many moults and plumages seen on the specific age of the bird. At the back there are three additional references to gulls that have reached North America.

Anyone with the desire to scan flocks of wintering gulls looking to discern the ages and moults of certain species has just found their bible. Exceptional coverage of these birds in pain staking detail is covered in this extensive tome on one of the most challenging families of birds. Now all we need is someone to do the same for the southern hemisphere.
  • Biaemi
The size and massive detail in this new book on identifying the gulls of the Northern Hemisphere is likely to deter most readers from more than a cursory leafing through its lovely paintings and photographs. But if you're curious to learn more about these common but highly varied, many-shades-of-gray birds around us, and you happen to live in a coastal area as I do, with more than a few gulls that are hard to identify during the winter, this might be a book to look into more thoroughly.

A caution though: gulls can be notoriously difficult to identify accurately, since they have so much finely detailed, age-related plumage variation. But an effort to simply knuckle-down and learn more about all this, such as this book amply provides, can pay off greatly in much greater detective-fun trying to figure out all these heretofore anonymously gray gulls sailing and prowling around us here each year. It's already helped me develop better skills in figuring out nearly all the varied groups of gulls around us here more quickly than I would have heretofore thought possible. And to more quickly decide which birds you can or cannot more accurately identify...and why.

The detailed accounts and maps of the distribution and relative abundance of various gull species have also helped me better understand where the gulls that migrate through or winter in our area are likely to have come from. And, finally, as you delve more deeply into what's known about all these gull species, and their European and Asian counterparts, it becomes obvious that the series of beautiful, comparative paintings and color photographs provided in such detail for each species in its various age-plumages, subspecies, and hybrid-forms is worth the price of the book alone.
  • Haralem
This book is a must have for every birdwatcher! If you have problems with indentifying gulls, this is the book to have! It anwers all my questions I have about gull distribution and indentification. Now I know how to Indentify those Ring-billed Gulls that I see in the parking lot. Also I have a better outlook on where they came from as Well!
  • felt boot
growing up with the knowledge that there are just a few "kinds" of gulls and realising after a while that all the gulls you knew are now called somthing compleatly different (the whole herring,yellow legged,caspian,armenian,lesser black backed,sibirian etc. complex). this is the book we were all looking for, easy to use and extremly proffesional.

another good birding book to have around.