Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

(32 customer reviews)



  • A4 format.
  • 396 pages of high quality paper.
  • Bound with a rigid, protective laminated cover.
  • 1,052 full colour photographs.
  • 146 distribution maps showcasing the species and subspecies.

Standard price: €69.95 – excluding shipping and handling

Publication | Shipping date: October 1, 2021.




  • The largest collection of estrildid finch mouth markings worldwide containing 111 unique photos, many never published before.
  • First book with all 145 species, described and showcased in photos taken in the wild.
  • Close to 300 participating photographers from 40 countries around the world.
  • Distribution maps of all species and subspecies.
  • First book with photos of the Alpine Mannikin Lonchura monticola.
  • Complete listing of parasitic whydahs and indigobirds vs. hosting estrildid finches.
  • Description and photos of a new estrildid finch species.


Nigel Collar of BirdLife International, Gabriel Jamie and Claire Spottiswoode of Cambridge University and University of Cape Town, wrote the comprehensive foreword to the book, as quoted:

“One of the pleasures of paging through this fantastic volume is to see the full force of this avian diversity on show.”
“Less obvious to most field observers, however, but beautifully showcased in this book, is the astonishing diversity in estrildid nestlings.”
“This magnificent book provides an authoritative summary of the state of our knowledge, on which we hope the author, his many colleagues and contributing new estrildid fans inspired by this book, will continue to build.”

Kristof Zyskowski of Yale University, Peabody Museum of Natural History:

“I just wanted to say that I am very impressed with your book project and I am honoured to have my photos included. I think the book will be a fantastic resource with all the photos you managed to gather, especially those of nestling mouth markings. I also love the distribution maps showing subspecies ranges.”

Additional information

Weight 1950 g
Dimensions 320 × 230 × 60 cm

32 reviews for Estrildid Finches of the World [English Edition]

  1. Hidde Bruinsma

    Heel mooi boek met schitterende foto’s maar de info mocht van mij wat uitgebreider.

  2. Anonymous

    AvesPT recommends this book!

  3. Leonardo Baldini

    Maybe the best book about estrildid in the world.

  4. Daniel

  5. Carlos Sánchez Delicado

    Excellent, but I miss a much more complete information about the different subespecies on quite a few taxa.

  6. Graham Green

    This is a brilliant book in every way! The photos are superb and the text is most informative. I would recommend this book to anyone

  7. Stephen A.

    In my view the book can only be described as brilliant and the service was first class

  8. Aleš Fischer

  9. Peter McGough

    Excellent book, top quality printing and superb photo’s.

  10. Andrew Chaney

    Excellent purchase and very pleased. This is an excellent book

  11. Christopher T.

    Beautiful book

  12. Michael Straubhaar

    I like that book very much. With all the colourful pictures it’s the best collection about that family I’ve ever seen.
    I hardly recommend it to all birdwatchers and -lovers who are interested in that family.
    Great work!

  13. Alan Gibbard

    A beautiful book accompanied by a scholarly text. To be recommended.

  14. Morten Andersen

  15. Anders Nilsson

  16. Franck R.

  17. Colin Rowe

    It’s probably an unfair rating only because it was a long wait from advertising it until receiving it

  18. Pawel P.

    A very interesting study. Lots of photos and an interestingly written book.
    A must have for every bird lover.
    I recommend.

  19. Anonymous

    Excellent communication and prompt delivery. Many thanks

  20. Dawid Szymalski

    Very interesting, I recommend it to everyone.

  21. Milan

  22. Olivier Arnoult

    Very professional, the book were signed by the author, with some nice words. a real reference for this group of bird. i highly recommend it to all estrildid lovers.
    O. Arnoult
    Principality of Monaco

  23. Miguel Angel P.

    Complete and very interesting. Good pictures.

  24. Gary W.

    Excellent book with high quality photographs. Impressive collection of photos showing the inside of chick’s mouths.

  25. Rafael De Rojas Castro

    I have the book. I like a lot. Thank very much

  26. Marco Massa

    Súper interesting…. wonderful and accurate Job … i hope thai os the First of a long séquences ….!!!

  27. Mikael Svensson

  28. Simon Espley

    A spectacular and thorough display of the world’s finches and waxbills. Excellent reference material about these stunning birds.

  29. Josep Sala Vilarasau

    A very good pleasant book. A must for every ornithology fans desk

  30. Tomáš Strachota

    It is very nice book with super pictures and photos. I can learn something new at my hobby. Many thanks for your hard work about this book. I recommend it to all breeders.

  31. Anonymous

    A very comprehensive book with many excellent photographs and detailed descriptions. If you are not already a finch fan then you’ll more than likely become one after reading this book. So many beautiful birds in one book is just (amazing or quite exciting).
    This rather large book could possibly be compacted into a field guide size using a smaller print and slightly decreasing the size of the wonderful photos.

  32. Aidan Kelly

    Excellent quality publication, packed full of stunning photos and up to date information on all the Estrildid finches.

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