Collins Bird Guide 2nd ed – Hardback


Collins Bird Guide 2nd ed – Hardback Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: HarperCollins
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Pages: 416 Illustrations and other contents: 3500 col illus ISBN: 9780007267262 Categories: ,

Written by one Europe’s leading ornithologists and illustrated by two of the world’s finest bird illustrators – Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom (with a translation by David Christie). Covering Britain and Europe, Collins Bird Guide 2nd edition provides all the information needed to identify any species at any time of year, with detailed text on size, habitat, range, identification and voice.

Accompanying every species entry is a distribtuion map and colour illustrations (over 3500 in all) to show the species in all the major plumages (male, female, immature, in flight, at rest, feeding). The book is fully integrated, so that all this information appears on one spread, the ideal structure for use in the field. Each group of birds has an introduction, which covers the major problems involved in identifying or seeing them: how to organise a sea watching trip, how to separate birds of prey in flight, which duck hybrids can be confused with which species etc.

Weight1 kg



‘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

Author Biography

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 Zetterström is widely acclaimed for his bird illustrations.