Collins Field Guide: Birds of the Palearctic - Non-Passerines
A field guide to all the non-passerines found from Britain, eastwards to Japan, and as far south as the Sahara and Himalayas. Perfect for the travelling birdwatcher! This is the essential companion for the keen birdwatcher. Together with the volume on passerines, published in 2007, this book covers all the non-perching birds of the Palearctic, a zoographical area running from the British Isles eastwards to Japan, with its southern border marked by the Sahara, the Middle Eastern deserts, and the Himalayas. It covers the whole of the Russian Arctic, China, Tibet, Japan and the whole of Europe - the most popular birdwatching area in the world. Every non-passerine species found in this wide area is illustrated in every plumage in which they can be seen in the wild. Author and illustrator Norman Arlott is one of the world's leading bird artists and has seen nearly all of the 1,800 species featured. The accompanying text concentrates on the specific characteristics and appearance of each species that allow identification in the field, including voice. Every species has a distribution map -- in many cases the first time this has been compiled for the area.
- ISBN: 9780007155651
- Author(s): Norman Arlott
- Stock Code: 7155651
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour illustrations
- Pages: 240
- Published: 2009
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Collins Bird Guide has already become established as the most essential reference to British and European bird identification. This new edition has been fully revised, the main accounts contain 41 new species and many subspecies receive new or more extensive coverage, some 60 plates redesigned or repainted and all the maps revised. Colour illustrations, 448pp. 2nd edition 2010
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Designed to give everything you need in a simple to use format. Every text entry covers identification of adults and juveniles, songs and calls and where they are most likely to be found. Photographs and maps show where in Britain the birds are found, in which months and cross-referenced to similar looking species.