This is Lucas R Bobay's sixth book on Towhees - his past ones studied Towhees in different parts of the world. It is safe to say that he is the world's foremost expert on this group of species. This is quite obvious as the information in the book is of the utmost quality. Having grown up in North Carolina, it is obvious that this is the group of Towhees that Bobay has studied the most.
|The beautiful cover art adds to the allure of this fascinating work.|
Next up in the book are the plates. Included in the book are both drawings and photos, 134 altogether. The drawings show all of the color morphs and differences in Juvenile, Immature, Adult, Male, and Female Towhees of North Carolina and Virginia. I prefer the photos over the drawings due to their very high quality, as is seen on the cover. Most people say "don't judge a book by its cover" but the quality of the photo on the cover of this guide is truly representative of the quality of the information contained within it.
|Sample Page showing the extensive historical accounts.|
There are only a few apparent errors in the book. A few times the word Towhee is spelled "Towhss," but other than that the book is flawless. This book is exceptional and honestly the most groundbreaking book of 2014. I look forward to what Lucas R Bobay comes up with next.
This book is available in no bookstores, anywhere.
Review by Samuel Jolly