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Treated myself for Christmas. Wow !! This has to be the best field guide I have ever owned, well apart from your first which in my case was The Observer Book of Birds (I had when I was 8 years old). This is the second edition and the pictures and descriptions are simply breathtaking. It has full details of the new sub-species (taxonomy) and also a section at the back on North American Passerines, Vagrants & Introduced & Escaped species.
If you want a brilliant field guide that covers 713 species in the main section that covers all birds which breed or occur in Europe & North Africa north of 30 degrees North and Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, this is for you. Also included are the Canary Islands, Madeira and the Sinai Peninsula.
A chunky but can fit in your bag paperback guide, that is a must for travelling, even more so now so many sub-species have been identified. The text is easy to decipher and you will just treasure this book if your a decent birder or a seasoned pro. Maybe not the best for beginners, so be warned.