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The Birdwatcher's Handbook: A Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

By: Jonathan Elphick

320 pages, Col photos, col illus, maps

BBC Books

Paperback | May 2001 | Edition: 2 | #118350 | ISBN: 0563534168
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Revised and updated edition of Birds: A Guide Book to British Birds first published in 1997. This expanded edition contains more key facts about each bird, including confusing species, weights (with male and female differences where appropriate), diet, breeding details, habitat preferences and movements.
`...among the two or three most informative field guides in pocket-sized format. Elphick provides an extremely thorough account of the identification of each species, a detailed distribution map covering Britain and Ireland, plus a handy precis of data on habitats, migration, population, diet, voice and breeding behaviour.....still the best and most practical beginner's guide to British and Irish birds.' Mark Cocker, Author of Birders: Tales of a Tribe

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