The Crossley ID Guide; Britain & Ireland
This guide is a celebration of the beauty of birds and the British and Irish countryside. Aimed at beginner and intermediate birders, yet suitable for all levels, this new volume in the ground-breaking Crossley ID Guide series is the most user-friendly guide to the birds of Britain and Ireland. Following The Crossley ID Guides' award-winning design, this book looks at all regularly occurring species in Britain and Ireland, and shows readers how to identify birds in their natural habitats using size, structure, shape, probability, and behaviour--just like the experts do! Stunning images are accompanied by the colourful and compelling text of Dominic Couzens, one of Britain's leading nature writers.
This unique book treats more than 300 species--all the regularly occurring birds likely to be encountered by observers--and the guide's attractive pages provide a real-life approach to bird identification. Beautiful, in-focus scenes present birds in various plumages and in lifelike poses set in identifiable British and Irish habitats. The plates also illustrate how a bird's appearance changes with distance. Organizing images in cohesive, easy-to-understand plates rather than as separate photographs, this book also sets itself apart by containing more images that demonstrate flight, behavior, habitat, and plumages than any other volume available. Not only is this field guide a reference book, it is also a spectacular teaching resource that makes it easy for nature enthusiasts to see and appreciate the big picture of bird identification.
- ISBN: 9780691151946
- Author(s): Richard Crossley, Dominic Couzens
- Stock Code: 1151946
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour plates, Maps
- Pages: 304
- Published: 2013
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This ID guide features large lifelike scenes for each species. Each scene is composed of 12-20 images showing the bird in a wide range of views, near and far, different angles, various plumages and behaviours, including flight, all in the habitat in which they live.
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An essential field guide companion covering difficult identification issues by looking at tricky species pairs or groups of birds and comparing and contrasting their respective features. Designed as a field companion, it supplements the standard field guides and provides much additional information.
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Collins Bird Guide has already become established as the most essential reference to British and European bird identification. This new edition has been fully revised, the main accounts contain 41 new species and many subspecies receive new or more extensive coverage, there are 14 new double page spreads and some 60 plates redesigned or repainted. All the maps have been revised.