Birds

Birds

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Birds are some of the oldest and most intriguing creatures on the planet, dating from the time of the dinosaurs. The encyclopedia of Birds profiles more than 400 of the world's most fascinating bird species, from the flamingo to the humming bird, and the eagle to the ostrich, offering a truly comprehensive overview of birds from every continent and giving a sense of the incredible diversity of bird species.
Featured birds are grouped by order, then within each order by family; each family section contains examples of the key species, which are illustrated with beautifully detailed, full-colour artworks. For easy reference, each entry includes a table of information on scientific name, order and family, features, habitats, distribution, diet and breeding, as well as informative maps and detailed box features.
Packed full of information and colour, the encyclopedia of Birds is guaranteed to appeal to any budding ornithologist or bird enthusiast.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 227 x 305 x 32mm | 1,852g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 750 artworks; 750 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782745262
  • 9781782745266

Table of contents

Steppe Eagle
Martial Eagle
Mandarin Duck
Wood Duck
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Common Teal
Baikal Teal
Wigeon
Mallard
Garganey
Greylag Goose
Snow Goose
Tufted Duck
Greater Scaup (Bluebill)
Brent Goose
Hawaiian Goose
Mute Swan
Harlequin Duck
Smew
Common Merganser
Red-Crested Pochard
Comb Duck
Eider
Shelduck
Canada Goose
White-Faced Whistling Duck
Swift
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Bee Hummingbird
Sword-Billed Hummingbird
Giant Hummingbird
Streamertail
Brown Kiwi
Nightjar
Tawny Frogmouth
Oilbird
Little Auk
Puffin
Guillemot
Stone-Curlew
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Dotterel
Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Blacksmith Lapwing
Lapwing
Curlew
Snowy Sheathbill
Crab Plover
Oystercatcher
Ibisbill
African Jacana
Black Headed Gull
Herring Gull
Audouin's Gull
Common Gull
Silver Gull
Dolphin Gull
Black Legged Kittiwake
Pied Avocet
Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Red Knot
Curlew Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Spoon-Billed Sandpiper
Common Snipe
Black-Tailed Godwit
Whimbrel
Red-Necked Phalarope
Ruff
Woodcock
Common Greenshank
Green Sandpiper
Common Redshank
Great Skua
Arctic Skua
Black Tern
Little Tern
Sooty Tern
Arctic Tern
Royal Tern
Great White Egret
Grey Heron
Goliath Heron
Purple Heron
Bittern
Cattle Egret
Little Egret
Reddish Egret
Little Bittern
African Open-Bill Stork
White Stork
Black Stork
Marabou
Hamerkop
Scarlet Ibis
Spoonbill
Feral Pigeon
Stock Pigeon
Culver = Wood Pigeon?
Luzon Bleeding Heart
Victoria Crowned Pigeon
Top-Knot Pigeon
Wompoo Fruit-Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
Black-Bellied Sandgrouse
Pallas's Sandgrouse
Kingfisher
Southern Ground Hornbill
Great Hornbill
Green Kingfisher
Eurasian Roller
Dollar Bird
Laughing Kookaburra
Sacred Kingfisher
European Bee Eater
Carmine Bee Eater
Jamaican Tody
Hoopoe
Cuckoo
Greater Roadrunner
Grey Go-Away Bird
Goshawk
Sparrow Hawk
European Black Vulture
Golden Eagle
Greaterspotted Eagle
Imperial Eagle
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Buzzard
Long-Legged Buzzard
Western Marsh Harrier
Hen Harrier
Montagues Harrier
Black-Shouldered Kite
Lammergeier Or Bearded Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Erne
Bald Eagle
African Fish Eagle
American Harpy Eagle
Long-Crested Eagle
Black Kite
Red Kite
Egyptian Vulture
Honey Buzzard
Snail Kite
Bateleur
American Black Vulture
California Condor
King Vulture
Andean Condor
Crested Caracara
Merlin
Eleonora's Falcon
Peregrine
Eurasian Hobby
Kestrel
Laughing Falcon
Osprey
Secretary Bird
Plain Chachalaca
Mallee Fowl
Wild Turkey
Guinea Fowl
Rock Partridge
Golden Pheasant
Red-Necked Francolin
Chicken
Red Junglefowl
Peacock (Indian Peafowl)
Grey Partridge
Pheasant
Himalayan Snowcock
Temminck's Tragopan
Hazel Grouse
Willow Grouse
Red Grouse
Rock Ptarmigan
Black Grouse
Capercaillie
Greater Prairie Chicken
Great Northern Diver
Sunbittern
Black Crowned Crane
South African Crowned Crane
Whooping Crane
Crane
Great Bustard
Corn Crake
Coot
Giant Coot
Weka
Spotted Crake
Water Rail
Kagu
Hoatzin
Rifleman
Long Tailed Tit
Bush Tit
Skylark
Shore Lark
Wood Lark
Pied Currawong
Waxwing
Yellow Billed Oxpecker
Saddleback
Red-Crowned Ant-Tanager
Golden-Fronted Leafbird
Dipper
Bananaquit
Scrub Jay
Raven
Hooded Crow
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw
Fish Crow
House Crow
Blue Jay
Green Jay
Jay
Nutcracker Bird
Magpie
Yellow Billed Chough/Alpine Chough
Chough (Red-Billed)
Andean Cock-Of-The-Rock
Mistletoebird
Magpie-Lark
Lark Bunting
Rock Bunting
Yellow Hammer
Ortolan Bunting
Reed Bunting
Red-Billed Firefinch
Zebra Finch
Lesser Green Broadbill
Redpoll
Linnet
Goldfinch
Greenfinch
Citril Finch
Twite
Eurasian Siskin
Hawfinch / Grosbeak
Evening Grosbeak
Chaffinch
Crossbill
Bullfinch
Trumpeter Finch
Canary
House Martin
Blue Swallow
Swallow
Sand Martin
Tree Swallow
Red Backed Shrike
Great Grey Shrike
Splendid Fairy-Wren
Noisy Friarbird
Superb Lyrebird
Blue Flycatcher
Meadow Pipit
Water Pipit
Tree Pipit
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
Nightingale
Isabelline Wheatear
Black Wheatear
Wheatear
Black Redstart
Common Redstart
Whinchat
Common Stonechat
Golden Oriole
Raggiana Bird Of Paradise
Bearded Tit
Blue Tit
Crested Tit
Great Tit
Willow Tit
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Snow Finch
House Sparrow
Golden Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Flame Robin
Common Chifchaff
Red-Capped Manakin
Hooded Pitta
Jackson's Widowbird
Red Bishop
Madagascan Red Fody
Sociable Weaver
Wood Warbler
Grey-Crowned Babbler
Alpine Accentor
Dunnock
Satin Bowerbird
Goldcrest
Penduline Tit
Willie Wagtail
Nuthatch
Common Mynah
Red-Billed Oxpecker
Hill Mynah
Rose-Coloured Starling
Starling
Reed Warbler
Cetti's Warbler
Spinifexbird
Icterine Warbler
Melodius Warbler
Eurasion River Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler
Long-Tailed Tailorbird
Black Cap
Whitethroat
Barred Warbler
Wallcreeper
Rock Wren
Wren
Hermit Thrush
Robin
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Fieldfare
Island Thrush
Ring Ouzel
Mistle Thrush
Eastern Kingbird
Paradise Whydah
American Darter
Shoebill
Magnificent Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird
Brown Pelican
Great White Pelican
White-Tailed Tropicbird
Flightless Cormorant
Shag
Cormorant
Pygmy Cormorant
Gannet
Blue-Footed Booby
Greater Flamingo
Black-Throated Honeyguide
White-Backed Woodpecker
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Black Woodpecker
Eurasian Wryneck
Red-Headed Woodpecker
Three Toed Woodpecker
Grey-Faced Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Yellow-Rumped Tinkerbird
Toco Toucan
Red And Yellow Barbet
Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Royal Albatross
Wandering Albatross
Black-Browed Albatross
Fulmar
Great Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Short-Tailed Shearwater
Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
Lovebirds
King Parrot
St Vincent Amazon
Yellow-Crowned Amazon
Hyacinth Macaw
Blue-And-Yellow Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
Sun Conure
Eclectus Parrot
Budgerigar
Kea
Crimson Rosella
Rainbow Lorikeet
Emperor Penguin
King Penguin
Adelie Penguin
Gentoo Penguin
Galapagos Penguin
Tengmalm's Owl
Short Eared Owl
Long-Eared Owl
Burrowing Owl
Little Owl
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Snowy Owl
Great Horned Owl
Eastern Screech Owl
Elf Owl
Boobook Owl
White-Faced Scops Owl
Pel's Fishing Owl
Tawny Owl
Spotted Owl
Ural Owl
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl
Southern Cassowary
Emu
Greater Rhea
Ostrich
Broad-Billed Hummingbird
Resplendent Quetzal
Little Buttonquail
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About Per Christiansen

Dr Per Christiansen, Ph. D, is Associate Research Professor of Zoology at the University of Copenhagen. He has contributed to several books, including a comprehensive collection of the world's bird species Paula Hammond is the author of a range of children's books, including Atlas of the World's Strangest Animals, Atlas of the World's Endangered Animals, and Sharks & Underwater Monsters. She lives in London.
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