Testimonials


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...Remarkable are the extremely powerful and very well done colour plates and the many smaller fascinating black-and-white sketches. They are based on great field observations by A. Bowley... This publication makes for the stonechat bible, presented by the authors as a true labour of love and obsession; they are to be congratulated...
Falk Huettmann, The Canadian Field-Naturalist Vol.117 No4 (2003)

The brilliant colour illustrations display many plumages. An average of 6-17 plumages is shown for most of the species. Two of the birds have 25 and 27 paintings while the Pied Bushchat has three full plates made up of 43 different plumages. It's unlikely you'll encounter a plumage in the field that's not illustrated in this book...
Avian Review, Jul 08

The book presents an impressive collection of photographs and line drawings, accompanied by an exceptionally beautiful set of thirteen colour plates that show each species in a variety of plumages...
WorldTwitch 2003 Best Bird Family Book

14 attractive colour plates by Adam Bowley comprising over 200 images of every stonechat and bushchat in the world – and all as appealing as the birds themselves. The Common Stonechat complex....is complemented by 62 portraits on five plates showing the subtle variability of races captured in masterly fashion by the artist...
Birding World Vol. 16, January 2003

The text is complemented by stunning paintings by Adam Bowley that capture the appearance of the birds perfectly...
BOU, Ibis 145

The 14 colour plates by Adam Bowley depict each species in a variety of plumages and include sketches of wing and tail patterns. These paintings are well executed...and capture well the pert roundness so distinctive of the genus. Indeed, some of the flight paintings would bring a tear to Ian Wallace’s eye!...
British Birds 96, March 2003

The illustrations successfully capture the distinctive shape and poise of the group...
Scottish Bird News 68, June 2003