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    DescriptionThis is a revised and updated fourth edition of the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds. This unique guide provides a 'biography' of each of the 280 commonest British bird species. It covers all aspects of field identification, using illustrations from the highly acclaimed Handbook of Bird Identification to show all common plumage forms. The text also covers behaviour, breeding biology, population, status, longevity and any other interesting facts about the species concerned. A detailed distribution map is provided for each species. The rarities section, featuring 26 additional species, has been updated and features two species new to this edition. Six comparison artwork spreads are included to help identify difficult to identify species - such as ducks, waders, warblers, raptors and gulls - alongside one another. The RSPB Handbook provides a complete, single source of basic information to our most familiar birds.

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    RSPB Handbook of British Birds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Cleeves, By (author) Peter Holden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    ISBN 13: 9781472906472
    ISBN 10: 1472906470

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WNCB
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: QL
    B&T General Subject: 560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    DC22: 598.094
    Abridged Dewey: 598
    Ingram Subject Code: AN
    BISAC V2.8: NAT043000, NAT004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    DC23: 598.0941
    Thema V1.0: WNCB
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    4, Special edition
    Edition statement
    4th Anniversary edition
    Illustrations note
    over 1,200 colour artworks
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Natural History
    Publication date
    22 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Peter Holden has written nine books, including the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds and the acclaimed RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife. He worked for the RSPB for more than 40 years. Tim Cleeves also worked for the RSPB, and is the co-author of Birds New to Britain.
    Review quote
    a beautifully illustrated book...should help everyone identify mystery birds Daily Express altogether a very useful small-format book since, besides identification details, it provides information on nests and eggs, and on food, which nearly all bird guides leave out. Times Not a word is wasted in this, the fourth edition of a classic companion. Scotland Outdoors a cracking book...makes birdwatching more accessible Scottish Birds
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements Foreword by the RSPB Chief Executive A Brief History of the RSPB Using this Book Species Accounts Rarities Bibliography Index