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Secret Lives of British Birds

Series: RSPB Secret Lives Series

By: Dominic Couzens(Author), Peter Partington(Illustrator)

160 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

Christopher Helm

Paperback | Sep 2006 | #158394 | ISBN: 0713675136
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $20/€17 approx

About this book

Following the bestselling Secret Lives of Garden Birds, this trip around Britain's principal habitats exposes the extraordinary hidden world of some of our most familiar birds, beyond the confines of gardens and parks. We discover how they cope with living in seemingly inhospitable habitats such as reedbeds, moorland or over the open sea.

'This trip around Britain's principle habitats exposes the extraordinary lives of our most familiar birds in a humorous way.' Publishing News (25th August 2006) 'The pages burst with enthusiasm This is an exceptional book, as inspiring as it is informative.' BBC Wildlife (September 2006) 'Very absorbing and highly readable This is a book for everyone who likes a good read and has an interest in birds on any level. At just 14.99, Dominic Couzens' light writing style and Peter Partington's evocative paintings make the entrance fee worth paying.' Birdwatch Magazine, Spring 2007 'stimulating and informative a fascinating insight into birds' lives an ideal Christmas present for birdwatchers of all ages and experience.' North Star (4th November 2006) 'Really does reveal things you never knew about some of our most familiar species.' Saturday Guardian (25th November 2006)

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Dominic Couzens has worked as a freelance ornithologist for several years, running birdwatching courses and leading birding tours in Britain and abroad. He has a monthly column in the popular magazines Birdwatching and BBC Wildlife, and has written several books.

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