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The Book of British Birds

Field / Identification Guide

By: Reader's Digest (Author)

320 pages, 700+ colour illustrations, colour distribution maps

Reader's Digest

Paperback | Oct 2009 | #183486 | ISBN-13: 9780276445491
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $18/€17 approx
Hardback | Slipcase | Oct 2009 | #181016 | ISBN-13: 9780276445507
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About this book

This authoritative and comprehensive guide provides clear identification and details on lifestyle and habitat for all 216 species of bird commonly found in Britain, plus a further 117 rarer species whose irregular visits add excitement to the birdwatcher's year. Beautifully presented in a deluxe slipcase, The Book of British Birds contains more than 700 colour illustrations help to identify each bird, and distribution maps show where to see them and at what time of year. The birds are grouped according to the habitat in which they are most often seen to help you locate the correct species. The Book of British Birds also includes a helpful section on identifying birds by colour and in flight, highlighting tell-tale features to help you distinguish one species from another. With this beautiful guide you can appreciate the birdlife of Britain in all its splendour.


- Naming of the Birds
- Identifying Birds by Colour
- Identifying Birds in Flight
- The British Birds
- Towns
- Parks & Gardens
- Farmland
- Heathland
- Mountain and Moorland
- Broad-leaved Woodland
- Coniferous Woodland
- Freshwater Margins & Marshes
- Lakes, Rivers & Reservoirs
- Salt-marsh and Estuary
- Seashore
- Seacliffs & Rocky Islands
- A Guide to Rarer Birds Bird Society

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