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Images required for new photographic ID guide


Maybe some of our enthusiastic bird photographers can help fill the gaps.


Over the last six years, Nils van Duivendijk (author) and Marc Guyt have been working on a new European photographic identification guide. Now, this momentous undertaking finally nears its completion.

Designed by Sam Gobin, it will be a work like no other, where in-depth identification of European birds is combined with the best possible images from the AGAMI archives (www.agami.nl). Displayed images will show all identification features, described in detail by Nils.

The two-volume book will cover all regular European bird species, the identifiable subspecies and all vagrants bar the rarest (i.e. species with less then a handful of European records) in minute detail.

Due to specific ID features needing to be visible in the images, the authors still require a relatively short selection of high-quality images of some (sub)species. These may concern a particular gender, age, period in time and/or specific pose, showing the plumage detail(s) the authors are after.

The latest photo wish-list can be found here.


Here's the link if you wish to read the full article :


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Shame on the authors for expecting people to download a Microsoft Excel file of unknown origin - and risk a malware infection.   That is irresponsible.


They should have AT LEAST saved it as a .csv which could not contain malicious macros and other executable code.  


Or they could have used a Google Sheet document or various other less-risky methods.


I will have no truck with such goofs.

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What bothers me is the expectation that people will just give them the rights to their photos without any remuneration. There isn't even a mention of credit or any other benefit to the photographer.  No thanks (not that I have any photos of European birds anyway.) 


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