RSPB Spotlight: Kingfishers

£9.95

RSPB Spotlight: Kingfishers Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing Pages: 128 Illustrations and other contents: 200 colour photos ISBN: 9781472933676 Categories: ,

Usually observed as a flash of blue and orange from a riverbank, most people are aware of Kingfishers, but few of us are familiar with the intricacies of their day-to-day lives.

With their long, dagger-like bills, bright blue plumage and characteristic fast, low flight over water, Common Kingfishers are instantly recognisable. The 90 or so species that belong to this colourful family have a cosmopolitan distribution and, in Spotlight Kingfishers, David Chandler celebrates their remarkable existence, studying their unique adaptations and their courtship, breeding and feeding habits. He also investigates historical threats to Kingfishers, considers their future, and offers practical advice on how to find and see these glorious birds.

Weight0.35 kg
"Recommended for those with an interested in the Common Kingfisher." - BirdBooker Report

Author Biography

David Chandler is based in Cambridge, and worked for the RSPB and BirdLife International for nearly 20 years. He is now a freelance writer and ornithologist and has authored a number of titles, including the RSPB Children's Guide to Birdwatching and All About Garden Wildlife.