Identification Guide to Birds of Britain & Northern Europe

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A brand new, entry level photographic introduction to birds and birdwatching in Britain and northern Europe, featuring 150 0f the commoner species most likely to be seen. The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, taxonomy and nomenclature, habitats, bird identification, and the best places to watch birds.
Common birds are identified using six descriptive groups: seabirds, waders, birds of prey, game birds, woodpeckers and other...
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Overview


A brand new, entry level photographic introduction to birds and birdwatching in Britain and northern Europe, featuring 150 0f the commoner species most likely to be seen. The user-friendly introduction covers geography, climate, taxonomy and nomenclature, habitats, bird identification, and the best places to watch birds.
Common birds are identified using six descriptive groups: seabirds, waders, birds of prey, game birds, woodpeckers and other exotic-looking birds, and passerine (perching) birds.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906780593
  • Publisher: John Beaufoy Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,147,084
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Goodfellow is a retired schoolteacher and lifelong birdwatcher. He is a past Chairman of Devon Birdwatching and Preservation Society and is regularly involved with BTO surveys. His previous publications include Shakespeare's Birds, and the AA Iluustrated Birds of Britain & Europe.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Geography 4

Climate 5

Habitats 5

Taxonomy and Nomenclature 5

Bird Identification 6

Glossary 7

Where to Watch Birds in Northern Europe 8

Species Descriptions 10

Water Birds 10

Waders, Skuas, Gulls, Terns and Auks 41

Gamebirds, Pigeions, Doves and Cuckoo 69

Birds of Prey and Owls 78

Nightjar, Kingfisher, Swift and Woodpeckers 87

Songbirds (Passerines) 92

Further Information 158

Index 159

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