With expanded text and additional colour illustrations, the second edition of the hugely successful Collins Bird Guide is a must for every birdwatcher.
The book provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of the year, covering size, habitat, range, identification and voice. Accompanying every species entry is a distribution map and illustrations showing the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding: whatever is important).
In addition, each group of birds includes an introduction which covers the major problems involved in identifying or observing them: how to organise a sea watching trip, how to separate birds of prey in flight, which duck hybrids can be confused with which main species. These and many other common birdwatching questions are answered.
The combination of definitive text, up-to-date distribution maps and superb illustrations, all in a single volume, makes this book the ultimate field guide, essential on every bookshelf and birdwatching trip.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 790 g
Dimensions: 195 x 135 x 26 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Birdwatch'The richest, most comprehensive of the current guides.'
The Times'This book will surely become our standard guide for many years to come.'
BBC Wildlife'...buy this book, read it in the bath, keep it in the car boot and use it.'
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