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The New Mitchell Beazley Birdwatcher's Pocket Guide to Britain and Europe

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The Birdwatcher's Pocket Guide to Britain and Europe

This is the most compact and concise guide to the 430 species of birds that...

NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€11 approx

Series: Mitchell Beazley Pocket Guides

By: Peter Hayman and Rob Hume

272 pages, Col plates

Mitchell Beazley

Paperback | Feb 2002 | Edition: 2 | #55438 | ISBN: 1857328043
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Fully revised edition of this introductory guide covering 430 species and with new text and illustrations. Contains essential identification, distribution and behavioural information, and each species has several illustrations to show the important aspects of character, appearance, and behaviour. A useful companion to the recently published Complete Guide to the Birdlife of Britain and Europe.

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Peter Hayman is one of the best-known and most authoritative ornithologists, bird artists and authors in Europe, renowned for his uniquely meticulous approach to bird illustration. His previous books include the best-selling Birdwatcher's Pocket Guide (Mitchell Beazley), Shorebirds of the World (Helm) and The Illustrated Guide to the Birds of South Africa (New Holland/Straak). He lives in Suffolk. Rob Hume has been editor of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds award-winning Birds magazine since 1989. He has written several ornithological books including Discovering Birds, Observer's Birds, Focus on Birdwatching, and Birds by Character. For 10 years he was a member and Chairman of the national British Birds Rarities Committee that scrutinises reports of rare birds in Britain, and in 1973 he discovered a new species for Britain, the American ring-billed gull. He lives in Bedfordshire.

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