RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe: The Definitive Photographic Field Guide (4th edition)

RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe: The Definitive Photographic Field Guide (4th edition)

By: Rob Hume (author)Paperback

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The quick and easy way to identify European and British birds - ideal for the novice birdwatcher or the seasoned birder. This compact field guide features the highest quality photographs, capturing the beauty of more than 500 bird species and making bird identification effortless. Each bird's entry includes clear images at rest and in flight and pictures the male, female, and juvenile of the species along with a distribution map so you know what species to expect and when. Some birds also have flight-pattern diagrams and images of subspecies to help identify them. Birds that can be hard to tell apart are compared in similar species panels, with their differences picked out. The introduction covers the anatomy, life cycle, and behaviour of birds and includes a survey of the habitats in which birds live, making it an essential reference for anyone interested in birdwatching. Descriptions and photos of rarities and vagrants - accidental visitors to Britain and Europe - are also included. An accompanying audio CD of the birdsong and calls of 99 key birds help identify a bird even when it is hard to spot. All content of RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe has been checked by the RSPB.

About Author

Rob Hume is a writer, editor, artist and identification expert, who is highly adept at penning detailed identification notes for rarity watchers yet is also skilled at providing interesting descriptions for armchair birdwatchers. He is a lifelong birdwatcher who worked for the RSPB for over 30 years and edited the RSPB's award-winning Birds magazine, which has a readership of 1.8 million people.


1: How This Book Works 2: Introduction 3: Anatomy 4: Life Cycle 5: Identification 6: In The Field 7: Species Guide 1: Wildfowl 2: Gamebirds 3: Divers and Grebes 4: Petrels and Shearwaters 5: Gannets, Cormorants, and pelicans 6: Bitterns and Herons 7: Flamingos 8: Storks 9: Birds of prey 10: Rails, Crakes, and Coots 11: Cranes and Bustards 12: Waders 13: Auks 14: Skuas, Terns, and Gulls 15: Pigeons and Doves 16: Cuckoos 17: Owls 18: Nightjars 19: Swifts 20: Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters, Rollers, and Hoopoe 21: Woodpeckers and Wryneck 22: Orioles 23: Shrikes 24: Crows 25: Tits and Allies 26: Larks 27: Martins and Swallows 28: Warblers and Allies 29: Waxwings, Wallcreepers, Nuthatches, and Treecreepers 30: Wrens, Starlings, and Dippers 31: Chats and Thrushes 32: Accentors 33: Flycatchers 34: Sparrows 35: Wagtails and Pipits 36: Finches 37: Buntings 8: Rare species 9: Vagrants 10: Glossary 11: Index 12: Acknowledgments

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781409344308
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781409344308
  • weight: 868
  • ISBN10: 1409344304
  • edition: 4th edition

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