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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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    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: 416
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 921 g
    ISBN 13: 9780007267262
    ISBN 10: 0007267266

    BIC subject category V2: WNCB
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    DC22: 598.094
    BISAC V2.8: NAT004000
    Thema V1.0: WNCB
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    3500 col illus
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    07 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    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 best just got better' Birdwatch * 'The richest, most comprehensive of the current guides.' The Times * 'This book will surely become our standard guide for many years to come.' BBC Wildlife * '...buy this book, read it in the bath, keep it in the car boot and use it.' Bird Watching