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    Collins Bird Guide (Hardback) By (author) Lars Svensson, By (author) Killian Mullarney, By (author) Dan Zetterström, By (author) Peter J. Grant

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    DescriptionFollowing on from its hugely successful launch in 1999, Collins Bird Guide - the ultimate reference book for bird enthusiasts - now enters its second edition. 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.


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    Title
    Collins Bird Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lars Svensson, By (author) Killian Mullarney, By (author) Dan Zetterström, By (author) Peter J. Grant
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 315 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 2,265 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007449026
    ISBN 10: 000744902X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: WNCB
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    BISAC V2.8: NAT043000, NAT004000
    DC23: 598.094
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, col. maps
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins
    Publication date
    29 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Lars Svensson is Europe's leading field ornithologist. Killian Mullarney is one of the world's finest bird illustrators. Winner of numerous awards, this is the first guide that he has illustrated. Dan Zetterstrom is widely acclaimed for his bird illustrations.
    Review quote
    "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." The Birdbooker Report