An illustrated guide and identifier to over 550 birds, profiling habitat, behaviour, nesting and food
The habitats of Great Britain, Europe and Africa boast some of the most interesting and adaptable members of the avian world. This accessible and fully illustrated guide presents some of the rare and familiar species of these lands. From the grace of a mute swan to the striking casque of an African crowned hornbill, each has the power to enthrall. An expert, accessible introduction explains how birds evolved, their different habitats and habits, and gives practical tips on fieldcraft. A directory of over 550 species features intricate artworks, and describes everything from variable plumage to bill shapes, distribution, size, food, eggs and nests. A comprehensive natural history directory of birds, containing over 535 individual illustrations and photographs, plus maps detailing distribution. Includes diverse species such as the racket-tailed roller, Siberian jay, African fish eagle and paradise flycatcher, as well as kingfishers, parrots, hawks, sunbirds, woodpeckers and many more. Offers practical tips on fieldcraft and birdwatching to help you identify and record the species you spot. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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