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RSPB What's that Bird?: The Simplest ID Guide Ever Paperback – 19 Jan. 2012
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Spot the difference! If you are not sure how to tell the difference between a swift or a swallow or shelduck from a shoveler, this bird guide is for you.
Designed for beginners and more experienced birdwatchers alike, your DK bird book includes over 150 European birds and their distinguishing features.
Authenticated by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the facts and illustrations included in this fascinating book will help you easily tell the difference between similar birds.
Inside, you will find:
- Similar and commonly confused birds, shown side by side for quick comparison and identification
- A habitat-by-habitat approach that ensures you will quickly find the bird you are looking for
- A compact and portable format for ease of use anywhere
- Habitat overviews that show you where to look for and find particular birds within their natural environment
- An at-a-glance bird-finder section that shows thumbnails of birds, grouped by colour, for instant identification
- A fully illustrated introduction that explains the basics of birdwatching - where and what to look for
- Concise, clear, and informative text, written by Rob Hume, a leading ornithological expert and writer
Set off on an exciting nature adventure. Spot birds of all kinds in your garden or in the wild. The bird species included in this RSPB pocket guide are grouped according to habitat and appearance, with each image highlighted with their key characteristics, showing you exactly how to tell each bird apart! What's that Bird? includes an introductory section that highlights key features of birds such as size, shape, colour, pattern, flight, sound, season, and behaviour.
From woodlands and forests, fresh water and coast, to the open country, author and leading ornithological expert Rob Hume, takes you on an exploration of birds around Britain and Europe. The pages of the photographic field guide are filled with high-quality photographs, detailed descriptions and comparisons, and an at-a-glance bird-finder so you will go from novice bird watcher to expert in no time.
Look out for more RSPB books from DK. Discover the simplest, clearest guide to identifying common European birds ever in RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe or get out into your garden and get bird spotting with the RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch.
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|RSPB What's that Bird?||RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe: The Definitive Photographic Field Guide||RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe||How to Attract Birds to Your Garden||RSPB Pocket Garden Bird Watch|
|What's Inside?||This illustrated guide contains details of over 150 common bird species found across Britain and Europe. Offering clear and concise instructions, it's the ideal birdwatching manual to identify with ease the birds in your backyard.||This lavishly illustrated bird book includes crystal-clear photography and the latest taxonomic changes. From Robins to Jays, from Kingfishers to Ravens, this is your complete photo guide to all the birds of Britain and Europe.||Whether you’re a novice birdwatcher or an experienced birder, this is your complete photographic guide to all the birds of Britain and Europe. It's the most comprehensive reference book for birdwatching enthusiasts.||Help reverse the decline in bird numbers by creating a haven in which they will thrive. It's a win-win. Provide the best shelter, feeding and nesting opportunities for them and then you can reap the rewards as they sing and entertain.||This bird book profiles the top 40 British garden birds, each illustrated and photographed. Packed with expert advice, information about seasonal changes in bird behaviour, and a size-comparison gallery to make planning a birdwatching garden easy.|
|Discover||How to identify birds by colour, size, shape, flight pattern, and sound, and find out the best season for spotting them.||Full-page profiles of the 330 most seen species in Britain and Europe.||Discover over 300 species of birds and learn all about them from their calls and feeding behaviour, nesting habits and habitats, and differences in plumage.||How to help your local wild birds by providing them with a safe garden environment.||How to provide water, food, and nesting sites to create a bird-friendly environment.|
|Includes Subtle Differences of Similar Species||✓||✓||✓|
- Publisher : DK; UK ed. edition (19 Jan. 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1405393505
- ISBN-13 : 978-1405393508
- Dimensions : 10.31 x 0.79 x 19.1 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Upon more careful examination of this book I have discovered that pages 97 to 104 are missing from this book and have been since I bought it. Absolute waste of money. The birds I referred to as missing in my initial review (see below) do not feature in the index so they are not in the missing section. Disappointed in myself that it took nearly a year to spot the missing pages. Probably too late for a refund now.
Initially I thought this was an deal book for me as a novice at birdwatching and I like the format where groups of birds are shown on the same page to enable comparisons, but I was disappointed when it was put to its first test. Sat in a local pub and noticed they had 2 stuffed birds mounted in boxes. Thought i'd try and confirm their ID with the book. Neither the Black Grouse, nor the Woodcock is in the book. How many more are missing? I realise that a pocket guide cannot be encyclopaedic, but I would have expected it to contain those two, which are both in my earlier RSPB Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe
By Finneas Wilson on 2 November 2019