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The Birds of LondonHardback £50.00 Buy Now
The parks, reservoirs, rooftops and gardens of London, here defined as the area within 20 miles of St Paul's Cathedral, have a surprisingly rich avifauna, including a healthy population of one of Britain's rarest breeders, the Black Redstart. The region also has a remarkable list of rarities. In recent years Canary Wharf has proven to be a magnet for vagrants, while one of the very few British records of Tengmalm's Owl hails from Plaistow, an unfortunate bird stoned to death by local urchins in 1877.