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A Field Guide to the Bird Songs and Calls of Britain and Northern Europe

Field / Identification Guide

By: Dave Farrow

224 pages, 400 colour illus

Carlton Books Ltd

Hardback | Apr 2008 | #173556 | ISBN-13: 9781844420421
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NHBS Price: £19.21 $27/€22 approx

About this book

This book describes bird sound in a simple and understandable way, and includes two accompanying bird song and call CDs, providing all the detail you need in order to confidently identify 200 different species over a wide variety of habitats.

Each species is fully illustrated - showing details such as sexual variance and flight - by Brin Edwards, an award-winning artist with a distinctive and contemporary style. All birds are described with full identification detail and have examples of habitat and distribution as well as those all-important calls and song.


Introduction; Habitat cross-reference; Taxanomic list of species; Glossary; Further reading; Index.

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Dave Farrow lives in Norwich, England, his adopted home after growing up on the outskirts of London. A keen birder from a very young age, at the age of six, he acquired the AA Readers' Digest book of Birds as a Christmas present, a book which displayed species distribution maps, and inspired him to travel. He made his first overseas birding trip at the age of seventeen, and to date has travelled in sixty-eight countries. Dave began his current career as a tour leader with the travel company Explore, before graduating to leading birding tours for Birdquest in the mid-'90s. He has led tours on all seven continents, although has a special love of the Far East. When he is not busy with tour work, he indulges his passion for sound-recording and has built up a collection of recordings from around the world, with a particularly large number from Asia.

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