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A tad misleading ...,
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This review is from: Hummingbirds: A Life-Size Guide to Every Species (Hardcover)
As far as it goes, this is a delightful little book but its title is a bit misleading. To me, 'a life-size guide to every species' means a life-size guide to EVERY species, not most species. At the back are 76 species with no photo, a fairly large percentage of hummingbirds. It would be unrealistic to expect the authors to have photographed every species but I'd have thought that at least an illustration could have been provided where no photo is available.
Given the absence of so many photos the book isn't really a great deal of use for identification in the field; it's more a book to pick up and flick through from time to time. Overall, though, if you like hummingbirds it's definitely a book worth having.