RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds

RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds

Paperback RSPB

By (author) Peter Holden, By (author) Stuart Housden

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  • Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 16mm | 459g
  • Publication date: 4 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408112329
  • ISBN 13: 9781408112328
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations, col. maps
  • Sales rank: 176,353

Product description

In this new book, the text, maps and plates of the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds have been adapted to create a brand new book specific to Scotland and its rich birdlife. Over 250 species are covered in detail with a page per species. The species accounts include concise information on identification, voice, habits, habitat, food, breeding ecology, seasonal movements, population and conservation. Detailed maps have been specially created to show distribution when breeding, wintering or on migration. Superb colour illustrations from some of the world's leading artists have been integrated into the text for easy reference.

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Author information

Peter Holden has worked for the RSPB for more than 30 years and is the author of several books including the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds (Helm) and the forthcoming RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife. Stuart Housden is the Director of the RSPB's Scotland office.

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' It fully justifies its existence by virtue of the comprehensive coverage given to each ' Birdwatching (July 2009) "A must-have book for anyone interested in birds, beginner or otherwise." Highland News (June 2009) 'Contains much basic information in concise and conveniently accessible form, and it will go in an OS map-sized pocket.' Scottish Birds (2009) 'You might expect a glowing review about an RSPB book in birds - and in this case it is well-deserved.' Bookends (2009) '...it is difficult to imagine a better introduction to the birds of Scotland' Book Review - British Ornithologists' Union (2009)