New bird guide by Chris Rose

After nearly 25 years I am finally getting around to finishing illustrating ‘Robins and Chats of the World’ to be published by Christopher Helm Publishers (A & C Black). There will be in the region of 64 full-colour plates illustrating nearly 150 species. There are still plenty of corrections and changes to be made to the plates (some new species have been discovered since I started the project in the late 1980’s!) although at the moment I am in the process of painting the cover illustration. We hope the book will see the light of day at the 2013 Bird Fair where I will also hope to have the original plates for sale. The plate shown here is of European, Japanese and Ryukyu Robins.