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Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe By Hakan Delin

Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe by Hakan Delin

Condition - Very Good
$26.49
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Summary

Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe is a highly practical illustrated field guide in a convenient pocket-sized format, and is organized for maximum ease of use. It is ideal for beginners as well as more experienced ornithologists.

Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe Summary

Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe by Hakan Delin

Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe is a highly practical illustrated field guide in a convenient pocket-sized format, and is organized for maximum ease of use. The birds are arranged in the new standard sequence of orders and families, starting with waterfowl and ending with passerines (perching birds). Each double-page spread shows a group of related birds illustrated together on a single plate, which facilitates rapid comparison for confident identification. A full-colour illustration is provided for each of the featured species, and includes the indication of important distinguishing features, plus a descriptive text and distribution map.

The text provides concise, detailed information to enable easy identification of the species. Standard data includes common English name, scientific name, size, habitat, plumage, characteristic flight pattern and behaviour, song and call. The illustrations show the adult male of each species in breeding plumage, and in winter plumage if different. Female, immature and juvenile plumages are also shown if their plumage differs from the adult male. Birds often seen in flight are also shown on the wing.

The guide excludes the rare vagrants shown in other guides, whose inclusion can cause confusion in the field.

Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe is ideal for beginners as well as more experienced ornithologists.

About Hakan Delin

Hakan Delin is a well-known field ornithologist and bird artist. He lives in Sweden.Lars Svensson is one of Europe's leading ornithologists, and a member of the taxonomic sub-committee of the British Ornithologists' Union. He is the author of the best-selling Collins Bird Guide (GBP25.00), which is widely regarded as the definitive reference guide for European birders - though far too large to use in the field. He lives in Sweden.

Additional information

GOR000982503
9780540089697
0540089699
Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe by Hakan Delin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Octopus Publishing Group
2007-06-28
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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