Gulls of the World a Photographic Guide


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Klaus Olsen is one of the best gull men in the world. This comprehensive guide is sure to be essential to anyone who wants to delve into the subtleties of identifying gulls around the world. An essential guide.

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Author: Klaus Malling Olsen
ISBN: 9780691180595
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Year of Publication: 2018

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With more than 50 gull species in the world, this family of seabirds poses some of the greatest field identification challenges of any bird group: age-related plumage changes, extensive variations within species, frequent hybridization, and complex distribution.

Gulls of the World takes on these challenges and is the first book to provide a comprehensive look at these birds. Concise text emphasizes field identification, with in-depth discussion of variations as well as coverage of habitat, status, and distribution. Abundant photographs highlight identification criteria and, crucially, factor in age and subspecific field separation. Informative species accounts are accompanied by detailed color range maps.

Gulls of the World is the most authoritative photographic guide to this remarkable bird family.

  • The first book to provide in-depth coverage of all the world’s gull species
  • More than 600 stunning color photographs
  • Concise text looks at variations, habitat, status, and distribution
  • Informative species accounts and color range maps

Additional information

Weight 2.3 lbs
Dimensions 6.62 × .5 × 9.42 in