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Collins Bird Guide

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From cormorants to kittiwakes, and guillemots to gulls, this 8-panel laminated fold-out chart features 28 of the birds you can see around the coastline of the UK in the summer. Over 40 taxa are covered in 18 chapters ranging from Hen and Northern Harriers, Wilson's and Common Snipe, Pallid and Common Swift, and Siberian and Common Chiffchaff, to potential vagrants like Sharp-shinned Hawk and Yellow-streaked Warbler. It accurately describes every key detail of every plumage of all 900 species that have ever occurred in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East - the region known to all birdwatchers as the Western Palearctic. The book is unique because for every species entry at least one image shows the bird in question, or the head and bill in the case of large species, depicted life size.

Its level of detail is unprecedented for a book of this size, and it will be sought after by all bird enthusiasts. The book's combination of authority and portability make it an essential field companion for any European birdwatcher. Information on the habitat and range, size, status and flight pattern of each species is given in the text. Da ich es nicht erwarten kann, habe ich mir ein Exemplar der englischen Ausgabe schon vorab gesichert. Maps showing regions where each species can be found at what time of year will help you find the birds you are most interested in.The easy-to-follow layouts and superb artworks aid quick and accurate identification, and make this book an indispensable reference in the field as well as at home. It covers more than 250 species, which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks that show - where relevant - variations in plumage, for example for male, female and juvenile birds, and breeding and non-breeding birds. Species descriptions comprise the bulk of the book, and the text and photographs describe and illustrate the key features needed to identify these birds with confidence. a handsome, easy-to-read, comprehensive cultural study, species by species, of all the birds in Britain. I’ve written to them to ask how the comparisons are supposed to work now, but nothing useful came back.

The minor negatives are vastly outweighed by the positives; I'm now looking for every excuse to refer to the app. Over 440 species of bird are covered, each beautifully illustrated with detailed paintings and clear photographs. This handy book is perfectly portable, making RSPB Pocket Birds the perfect companion for taking out in the field.The Collins Bird Guide App is an essential companion always to hand on your iPhone, and available to browse in full glory on your iPad. It was way back in 1999 that birders all over the UK were anxiously anticipating the arrival of the first edition of this revolutionary book, which was first published in Swedish before being translated.

From the Sandwich Tern to the Short-toed Eagle, discover over 300 species of bird found in the UK and Europe with RSPB Pocket Birds. It covers all aspects of field identification, using illustrations from the highly acclaimed Handbook of Bird Identification to show all common plumage forms. The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, taxonomy and nomenclature, habitats, bird identification, and the best places to watch birds. The "Bird Guide" is considered one of the best field guides in the world with its detailed descriptions of around 1000 species in Sweden, the rest of Europe, North Africa and parts of the Middle East. It covers cultural links; social history; birds as food; ecology; the lore and language of birds; myths, art, literature and music; anecdotes, birdsong and rare facts; modern developments; migration, the seasons and our sense of place.Wenn man gleich bei der "richtigen" Familie beginnt, kann man sich eine ganze Menge Sucherei ersparen. Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. Sempre la miglior guida per l'identificazione degli uccelli d'Europa, peraltro con aggiunte e suggerimenti fatti da me sia nella seconda che terza edizione (ad es hanno illustrato e descritto il Codibugnolo di Sicilia) e le mappe di distribuzione rivedute e corrette. The text also covers behaviour, breeding biology, population, status, longevity and any other interesting facts about the species concerned. Including 1,052 fully coloured photographs and 146 distribution maps showcasing all species and subspecies, it's safe to say this is an essential for the bookshelf.

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