RSPB Handbook of British Birds

RSPB Handbook of British Birds

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This is a completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling RSPB Handbook of British Birds. This unique guide provides a 'biography' of each of the 282 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 RSPB Handbook provides a complete, single source of basic information to our most familiar more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 136 x 212 x 20mm | 539.78g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • over 1,200 colour artworks
  • 0713675608
  • 9780713675603
  • 298,539

Review quote

"A compact but comprehensive reference book for the keen birdwatcher." The Good Book Guide (September 2006) "A must for newcomers to birding." Birdwatch (August 2006) "To get in touch with your inner 'twitcher', look no further than this wonderful reference work." What's on in London (24 August 2006) "I was genuinely amazed at the price as it must represent the best value for any bird book on the market at present... get along to the nearest bookshop as you will not be disappointed." Highland News (March 2007) 'This hardy field-guide achieves a great balance between being useable and informative.' Outdoor Photography (Jan 2008)show more

About Peter Holden

Peter Holden was formerly the head of the junior arm of the RSPB. He is the author of several bird books aimed at younger birders and beginners. Tim Cleeves also works for the RSPB and is the co-author of Birds New to more

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