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The first comprehensive guide to the birds, mammals and reptiles of the Galapagos, covering every living species recorded.Innovative, simple-to-use format will help beginners and experts alike to identify with confidence the striking and charismatic Galapagos fauna.Focuses on the key identification features of each species, highlighting the differences between similar species.Information on each species' status, habitat preferences, breeding seasons and significant behavioural characteristics is provided, along with 78 colour distribution maps for all resident species.500 photographic images and 20 illustrations on 53 colour plates illustrate nearly every bird, mammal and reptile ever recorded on the Galapagos, including images of some species never previously published.
Andy Swash is a zoologist, ecologist and accomplished photographer. During his visits to the Galapagos he has obtained excellent photographs of most of the resident birds, mammals, and reptiles. Rob Still is an ecologist and widely travelled naturalist. The authors are partners in WildGuides, a publishing organisation established to support wildlife conservation.
"The introduction and accompanying chapters are a 'must read' for all visitors to these islands. A wonderful boook, and complemented with the superb photographs of Rob Still, this is definitely a great guide to take with you if you ever have the chance to visit the Galapagos Islands. It is also small enough to fit into your back pack along with your essential water, binoculars and camera." Scottish Bird News (June 2006) "Any visitor to the Galapagos would benefit from having a copy of this fine guide". British Ornithologists' Union (2006)