256 pages, 1000 col illus
Covering the birds of Britain and northern Europe, this field guide enables the identification of birds by their colour and other physical features, and also by the way in which they fly, feed and flock. Divided by bird families and featuring original, lively illustrations by Philip Snow and Tony Disley, the book is designed to illustrate birds as you will actually see them in the field, enabling to distinguish between different species by their size, shape, where they can be found and how they behave. Each family section begins with an overview of their habitat and distribution and then focuses on different aspects of bird behaviour, thereby allowing direct comparison between superficially similar birds.
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Dominic Couzens has written many books on birds and birdwatching, is a regular leader of specialised tours both at home and abroad. Philip Snow has been a professional wildlife and landscape painter or illustrator since 1983 and has illustrated or contributed illustrations to over 50 books, magazines, cards and prints world-wide. Tony Disley is a well-known bird artist who has contributed to a number of identification guides to birds including Field Guide Birds of the Gambia and Senegal (Pica Press) and Birds of the Seychelles (Christopher Helm).