480 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps, includes audio CD
RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe is the ultimate photographic guide to every species of bird in Britain and Europe. Whether you're an armchair addict, or a long-time twitcher, RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe is an essential reference to the 800 bird species found throughout Britain and Europe. It comes with a 70-minute CD of birdsong and calls so you can listen to many of the birds featured in this beautiful guide. You can see birds in their natural habitat and learn about characteristic behaviour with stunning photos showing adults in typical plumage, with male, female, juvenile and summer or winter variations to help you identify birds in the field quickly and easily. You can explore up-to-date, colour-coded maps highlighting resident and migratory distributions so you know which species of birds to expect when you are out and about.
Plus, this comprehensive reference book describes the characteristics of bird anatomy, reproduction, flight, song, and other forms of behaviour, ensuring you'll become an expert birdwatcher in no time. This new edition of RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe has been fully updated and revised with every fact and image fully authenticated by experts at the RSPB, making this a must-have for bird enthusiasts of all levels.
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Rob Hume began working at the RSPB in 1978. He spent many years editing a vast range of RSPB reports and publications as well as the RSPB's magazine, Birds. Editing the children's magazine, Bird Life, before that, and being on the editorial board of the ornithological journal, British Birds, helped him to gain a wide experience of bird and nature publishing.