BIRDS OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE: Collins Nature Guides


BIRDS OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE: Collins Nature Guides

IAN DAWSON    Book Number: 90520    Product format: Paperback

Soar on the wings of our feathered friends. This companion is a concise guide to all manner of birds in Britain and Europe, from water birds, birds of prey and birds that reside on shores, marshes and steppes, to songbirds and birds such as nightjars, cuckoos, kingfishers and bee-eaters. The book is a new, full-colour photographic edition that shares information of over 310 species, arranged by size for easy identification and with every description including facts on appearance, flight, habitat, food, breeding, and voice and/or song. Compare the Great, Arctic, and Long-tailed Skuas which all live in Britain but the first barks ?ok ok ok', the second gives a high-pitched hoarse ?ihehr' and the third screeches ?kri kri' when breeding. Admire the deadly but elegant peregrine falcons, of whom the young birds will fly with straight wings while the adults soar with bent ones. Chuckle at the pin-tailed sandgrouse which runs like a pigeon but flies in flocks to water to drink, mostly around dusk. The photographs of the birds are clear to help the keen ornithologist identify the fascinating flyers in front of them, whether that is the rare male rock thrush with its grey-blue head and neck but rusty red underparts, the greater flamingo with its pinkish-white feathers with crimson in the wing, and blue tits which, as their name suggests, possess blue in their feathers - namely on the crown. On each page, the reader will also find distribution maps of Europe and Britain which use red highlighting to indicate breeding range and a heavy dotted line to demonstrate winter range. This is a stunning nature guide that offers the reader everything they need to know about familiar and strange birds they can discover across the continent. Paperback, 4.5" x 7.5", colour images, 256pp.
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ISBN 9780261674028
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