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Breeding Birds of the Western Palearctic: Nests, Eggs, Nestlings, Fledglings and Habitats

By: Peter Castell(Author), Richard Castell(Author)


DVD-ROM | Dec 2011 | Edition: 2 | #195775 | ISBN-13: 9871898110507
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If you are passionate about the breeding cycle of birds, this software will take you on an amazing journey exploring the rich and diverse breeding biology of the avifauna of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The vast collection of photographs presented on this DVD-ROM is the result of the most extensive effort ever undertaken to document the breeding cycle of birds. Decades of painstaking fieldwork by Peter and Richard Castell, supplemented by other skilled photographers from many countries, has resulted in a unique visual record of breeding birds in the Western Palearctic.

This edition includes almost 9000 images, and additional photos were added compared to the previous edition, covering no fewer than 735 of the 756 species that breed in the region. Many aspects of reproductive biology are covered, including:
- typical habitats
- nest sites
- nests
- eggs (most showing several examples of variation)
- young (most showing several different stages, from hatching to fledging, and many juveniles)
- adults for many species, mainly at nests
- concise text information for every species

Please note: for compatibility issues on Windows 7 and higher we recommend you contact the manufacturer Nature Guides at They wrote us the following about compatibility:

"The software was originally engineered to run up to Windows Vista. Given the widespread uptake of Windows 7, a patch was released to allow BWPi to run on Windows 7. The Breeding Bird software integrates into BWPi, and the best way to run it is via a patched version of BWPi. Breeding Birds will run as a standalone programme on Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit) although users may encounter some minor issues (e.g. registration issues), some of which can’t be resolved. Although Windows 8 isn’t officially supported on any of our products, we have continued to offer support since the issues are by-and-large the same as on Windows 7. We don’t offer any support for any of our products on Windows 10. The programmes continue to work (with a few minor issues) on Mac OS X."

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