Top critical review
Different layout to paper version and not as easy to use
on 6 December 2015
All the same text and pictures as the paper version, but not the same format. Shows illustrations in-line with the text, rather than the plates with multiple species shown side by side as in the paper version. We have the third edition in paperback and on our latest trip and were glad of it. A lot of the bird names have changed and it was helpful to have edition 4, but it is not anything like as useful in the field.
We are not great fans of the illustrations in either version. The pictures frequently do not reflect the bird very well, although the text is quite good at describing identification points. The plus point of the Kindle version is, of course, portability. I can access it on my phone, but it is not too easy to see. It's OK, but not great.