on 19 December 2015
The illustrations look really good but the book loses two stars for two reasons. The first, the worst, is the fact that the index refers you to non-existent plate numbers. That is, the plates aren't numbered at all so you have no option but to go through the book and number the plates yourself. It's a really bizarre omission.
The second star is lost because there are no distribution maps. Instead, each bird description ends with a string of letters (e.g. C, G, Sa, T, Th, To, W) which indicate the dzongkhags, or districts, in which the birds may be found. You then have to refer to a page at the front of the book showing a map of Bhutan with the districts marked. Having a distribution map alongside each bird might take up a bit more space, but with a field guide this slim (about half an inch) a few more pages wouldn't have made a great deal of difference weight-wise but would have made the book a lot more user-friendly in the field.