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Andreea Sandu
Andreea Sandu
5/5

High quality information. Shipped very quickly.

1 week ago
Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]
FRANCISCO ABUÍN
FRANCISCO ABUÍN
5/5

A great book, to continue learning, and edited with an amazing quality. Many photographs and maps, to enjoy reading. Without a doubt, a jewel of the World Ornithological Library. Thank you G.J. Huisman

In Spanish:
Un grandísimo libro, para seguir aprendiendo, y editado con una asombrosa calidad. Muchas fotografías y mapas, para disfrutar de su lectura. Sin duda, una joya de la Biblioteca Ornitológica Mundial. Gracias G. J. Huisman

2 months ago
Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]
Kd Bergen
Kd Bergen
5/5

Excellent service, amazing book

6 months ago
Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]
João N.
João N.
5/5

Its very complete. I Loved it.

7 months ago
Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]
Justin Jansen
Justin Jansen
4/5

At first, I do have to congratulate Jelmer Huisman with his book. It took years in the making, and he published it by himself. It contains as the title implies, data on all Estrildid Finches of the World. It is lavish illustrated with photographs of this fantastic birdgroup. In special the beaks of the Estrildids are unique. After a brief introduction of the species group, the author gets into the species texts.
The information supplied in the species text, is clear, and no less than six languages can be found for each species (as off course the scientific name). The distribution maps are splendid and in combination with the subspecies in the text give a clear view where these taxa can be found. The photographs are of the highest standard you could expect, it must be a monstrous project to get them all together! And the mouth markings of the juveniles are out of this world! Diet, reproduction, and behavior might fill a gap in knowledge for the avicultural sector.

Some remarks for a second addition would be.
• The taxonomy follows HBW 2019 but has some author’s additions (p. 14). One source would help to understand taxonomy better, then some exceptions.
• Also, it would be good to know how (source, for example e-bird) the author establishes the distribution maps in the books (p. 19).
• The subchapter in the species text ‘general’ varies within all taxa, sometimes the author dives into of the Latin name, sometimes the English name and sometimes discusses the author of the taxon discussed. A vast format in this subchapter would help very much to have a uniform discussion in each of the texts.
• Within distribution the author already explained on page 19 what abbreviations are used, but when reading the text under ‘Distribution’ we still find the whole names (see pages 26, 28 for example). For the description for ‘identification’ only male, female and juvenile exist, other plumage states are not discussed (for example post-juvenile / immature, 1st-autumn). Also, the general terminology used, doesn’t follow the terminology as discussed in for example Clement et al (Finches & Sparrow, pp 14-15).

7 months ago
Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

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  1. Andreea Sandu

    High quality information. Shipped very quickly.

    Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

  2. FRANCISCO ABUÍN

    A great book, to continue learning, and edited with an amazing quality. Many photographs and maps, to enjoy reading. Without a doubt, a jewel of the World Ornithological Library. Thank you G.J. Huisman

    In Spanish:
    Un grandísimo libro, para seguir aprendiendo, y editado con una asombrosa calidad. Muchas fotografías y mapas, para disfrutar de su lectura. Sin duda, una joya de la Biblioteca Ornitológica Mundial. Gracias G. J. Huisman

    Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

  3. Kd Bergen

    Excellent service, amazing book

    Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

  4. João N.

    Its very complete. I Loved it.

    Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

  5. Justin Jansen

    At first, I do have to congratulate Jelmer Huisman with his book. It took years in the making, and he published it by himself. It contains as the title implies, data on all Estrildid Finches of the World. It is lavish illustrated with photographs of this fantastic birdgroup. In special the beaks of the Estrildids are unique. After a brief introduction of the species group, the author gets into the species texts.
    The information supplied in the species text, is clear, and no less than six languages can be found for each species (as off course the scientific name). The distribution maps are splendid and in combination with the subspecies in the text give a clear view where these taxa can be found. The photographs are of the highest standard you could expect, it must be a monstrous project to get them all together! And the mouth markings of the juveniles are out of this world! Diet, reproduction, and behavior might fill a gap in knowledge for the avicultural sector.

    Some remarks for a second addition would be.
    • The taxonomy follows HBW 2019 but has some author’s additions (p. 14). One source would help to understand taxonomy better, then some exceptions.
    • Also, it would be good to know how (source, for example e-bird) the author establishes the distribution maps in the books (p. 19).
    • The subchapter in the species text ‘general’ varies within all taxa, sometimes the author dives into of the Latin name, sometimes the English name and sometimes discusses the author of the taxon discussed. A vast format in this subchapter would help very much to have a uniform discussion in each of the texts.
    • Within distribution the author already explained on page 19 what abbreviations are used, but when reading the text under ‘Distribution’ we still find the whole names (see pages 26, 28 for example). For the description for ‘identification’ only male, female and juvenile exist, other plumage states are not discussed (for example post-juvenile / immature, 1st-autumn). Also, the general terminology used, doesn’t follow the terminology as discussed in for example Clement et al (Finches & Sparrow, pp 14-15).

    Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

  6. Gerry J.

    Breathtaking photography, an absolute must for anyone interested in finches. The author is an extremely nice and helpful person. First class book and a first class buying experience

    Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

  7. Christos Ventouris

    One of the best!!! And the top for estrilds!!!…Really useful and enjoyable…
    B.Chris Vent

    Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

  8. Ahmad Saleh Saifullah

    Best of bests !
    Very fast delivery and the book is so resourceful.Finch enthusiastic people should study this book.
    Whole communication with Mr. Huisman was very cheerful.May God bless him .

    Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

  9. Oscar P.

    El libro tiene muy buenas ilustraciones del crecimiento de los pichones y de los componentes de la pareja de reproductores, al igual que en los entornos donde habitan.
    Los datos aportados y especificados mediante código de colores, me ha parecido muy sencillo de seguir e interpretar.
    En conjunto me parece una obra que no debería faltar en la biblioteca de ningún aficionado a la ornitología.
    El trato recibido por el autor ha sido muy bueno.
    Muchas gracias Sr.Jelmer por su gran trabajo.
    Un saludo desde Vigo.

    Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

  10. Peter Dekker, Amsterdam

    Peter Dekker, Amsterdam
    Een schitterend, super gefotografeerd en gedocumenteerd boek!
    Een “must” voor iedereen!

    Prachtvinken van de wereld (Nederlandse editie)Prachtvinken van de wereld (Nederlandse editie)