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Fine book, but it does not cover all Hummingbirds as described
on October 11, 2010
Preliminary, I'd like to say it is a very well illustrated book. Outstanding pics of SEVERAL (not all) birds. It is a good addition to my collection, but I'm quite disappointed as I was expecting a real Hummingbird guide.
This book is directed to the hummingbird enthusiast. Definitely it is not suitable for a serious birder, scientist and academic biologists that are seeking for serious identification and info, as they do not cover all the species, and for the ones covered, it does not have occurrence maps, pics detailing the sexual dimorphism and other scientific relevant info.
Anyway, for $12 it worth for what it is proposed (not an Id guide, scientific book).