Collins Bird Guide: Large Format: The Most Complete Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe
Following on from its hugely successful launch in 1999, Collins Bird Guide – the ultimate reference book for bird enthusiasts – now enters its second edition. This enlarged reprint of the second edition has expanded text and additional colour illustrations, and is a must for every birdwatcher. Collins Bird Guide provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice.
Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding: whatever is important). In addition, each group of birds includes an introduction which covers the major problems involved in identifying or observing them: how to organise a sea watching trip, how to separate birds of prey in flight, which duck hybrids can be confused with which main species. These and many other common birdwatching questions are answered. The combination of definitive text, up-to-date distribution maps and superb illustrations, all in a single volume, makes Collins Bird Guide the ultimate field guide, essential on every bookshelf and birdwatching trip.
Also available in German and French.
The combination of definitive text, up-to-date distribution maps and superb illustrations, all in a single volume, makes this book the ultimate field guide, essential on every bookshelf and birdwatching trip.
- The Birdbooker Report
"[...]This large format edition really is a must-own book, even if you have already purchased a copy of the second edition. Whilst the text largely remains the same as in the pocket-sized second edition, the large format version is all about the artwork. The new plates and updates introduced in 2009 suddenly spring to life [...] The large format edition takes an already superb book to the next level."
- Birding World Issue 298, 24(10), November 2011
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