RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe


RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Dorling Kindersley
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Pages: 512 Illustrations and other contents: colour photos, colour illustrations, colour distribution maps ISBN: 9780241412701 Categories: ,

This is the complete guide to all the birds of Britain and Europe, from tiny garden birds to large birds of prey.

Whether you’re a novice or a long-time birder, RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe is an essential reference to the 800 bird species found in Britain and Europe.

See birds in their natural habitat and learn about characteristic behaviour with stunning photos showing adults in typical plumage, with male, female, juvenile, and summer or winter variations to help you identify birds quickly and easily. Explore colour-coded maps highlighting resident and migratory distributions so you know which species of birds to expect when you are out and about. Plus, this comprehensive reference book describes the characteristics of bird anatomy, reproduction, flight, birdsong, and other forms of behaviour, so beginners will become expert birdwatchers in no time, and experts will also find much to enjoy.

Every fact and image fully authenticated by experts at the RSPB, making this a must-have for bird enthusiasts of all levels.

The new edition of RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe includes access to an audio app, which features recordings of birdsong and calls for the most commonly occurring species – so that species can be identified by sound and by sight. This replaces the audio CD that came with previous editions.


Weight2.3 kg


Author Biography

Rob Hume began working at the RSPB in 1978. He spent many years editing a vast range of RSPB reports and publications as well as the RSPB's magazine, Birds. Editing the children's magazine, Bird Life, before that, and being on the editorial board of the ornithological journal, British Birds, helped him to gain a wide experience of bird and nature publishing.