My friend and colleague Geoff Hill (Auburn University) has just published a new book, Bird Coloration, through National Geographic Press. In 2006, Geoff and his collaborator Kevin McGraw published a two-volume edited set by the same name, which has become a standard reference for biologists studying color in birds and other organisms. This new Nat Geo book represents the distillation of everything that’s known about the colors of birds into a single volume written for non-scientists.
Eight of my photos appear in the book, alongside some awesome images created by my friends Glenn Bartley, Brandon Holden, Judd Patterson, Bob Steele, and others. Geoff also provided many great photos himself. My complementary copy of the book arrived yesterday. It looks like a fascinating read for anyone with even a passing interest in birds, animal colors, or evolution and ecology in general. I don’t get any royalties if you buy the book (NG paid a one-time license fee), so that’s an honest assessment! Check it out.