Written by Dr. Paul Sterry, leading wildlife expert and author, this beautifully presented guide to more than 500 species of bird includes magnificent artwork by leading bird artists. This is an ideal family reference book, with strong gift appeal for anyone with an interest in bird watching. The guide is presented in full colour throughout, with authoritative and concise writing from leading ornithologists. Each species entry includes at least one illustration, distribution map and detailed background information, e.g. habitat, feeding habits and flight behaviour. Also included is advice on the best times and places to view the more secretive or rarer birds.