Digitalt nytrykk av original fra 1986 (print on demand)
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second edition of Peter Grant’s guide has been extensively revised and has
been reset throughout. Importantly, a further eight species of gulls occurring
on the west coasts of Canada and the USA have been added.
The book now covers 31 species and has been increased in length from 280 to 352
pages. More than 280 new photographs have been added or substituted, bringing
the total to 544, including 79 photographs for the eight North American
The great increase in interest in gull identification since the publication of
the first edition (and the author’s series on that topic in British Birds) has
helped bring much new information to light. As a result some revision was made
to almost every text page and most of the identification drawings were improved
in some way; in addition, changes were made to many of the distribution maps.
These revisions and improvements were often quite minor, but others were
substantial and important (see the author’s Introduction).
Until recently gulls were widely regarded as a difficult group and
identification and ageing was often inaccurate or uncertain. This was largely
due to the complexities of immature plumages, which of necessity were generally
unrepresented in standard field guides. Birdwatchers need no longer be deterred
or confounded by that deficiency. The book offers them the opportunity to
advance their skill in field identification by accepting the challenge rather
than shrinking from the difficulties.