RSPB Handbook of British Birds

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    The bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds is the ideal reference for birdwatchers of all levels of interest and experience.

    This latest edition includes a history of the Society and a timeline of its key events.
    All colour distribution maps now fully revised using data from the recently published Bird Atlas 2007-11, with information on breeding, wintering and migration.
    Includes over 1,200 superb colour illustrations, as well as a new visual index to bird families on the inside covers.
    Detailed text covers identification, moult patterns, habitat, range, voice, food and distribution, seasonal movements and conservation.
    The 270 commonest birds in Britain and Ireland are covered in detail, followed by shorter accounts of 26 rarer species sometimes seen in Britain. Concise and up-to-date text offers a 'biography' of each species in simple, non-technical language, enhanced throughout with colour illustrations by some of the world's leading bird artists; Hilary Burn, Martin Elliott, Alan Harris, Peter Hayman, Laurel Tucker and Dan Zetterstrom.

    Authors: Peter Holden and Tim Cleeves





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    320 pages Paperback ISBN: 9781472906472 21.6 x 13.4 cm
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    R405176

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    Age: 45 - 54

    21/Apr/2020
    Excellent guide for beginners
    I purchased this book during an unplanned visit to RSPB Titchwell Marsh in Norfolk. I'd previously been thinking that I really ought to learn how to recognise the multitude of small birds (and slightly bigger ones) that are common visitors to my garden. This book has proved to be an excellent guide and I can now recognise everything that appears. It has the perfect balance of illustrations to help identification, and brief but interesting background text, but without overwhelming the newcomer to the subject. The pocket size means it is easy to keep close at hand, including within the house and easy to look things up. I've had my copy for a few years now, it has been well thumbed and the binding is sound. Happy to recommend.
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    05/Jan/2018
    Very good
    This book is very useful for identifying birds.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your lovely comments, we are glad you found it useful.
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    03/Feb/2015
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    Its the best bird book ever.
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