A field guide to all the non-passerines or songbirds found from Britain, eastwards to Japan, and as far south as the Sahara and Himalayas. Perfect for the travelling birdwatcher!
This is the essential companion for the keen birdwatcher. Together with the volume on passerines, published in 2007, this book covers all the non-perching birds of the Palearctic, a zoographical area running from the British Isles eastwards to Japan, with its southern border marked by the Sahara, the Middle Eastern deserts, and the Himalayas. It covers the whole of the Russian Arctic, China, Tibet, Japan and the whole of Europe – the most popular birdwatching area in the world.
Every non-passerine species found in this wide area is illustrated in every plumage in which they can be seen in the wild. Author and illustrator Norman Arlott is one of the world's leading bird artists and has seen nearly all of the 1,800 species featured.
The accompanying text concentrates on the specific characteristics and appearance of each species that allow identification in the field, including voice. Every species will also have a distribution map – in many cases the first time this has been compiled for the area.
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‘It's only small, but my goodness it makes your mouth water. Just look at all those babblers and warblers. It's like a big box of sweeties. A perfect present for a fellow bird-nut. Or then again, you could treat yourself.’
Rob Innes, Cage & Aviary Birds
‘This book is worth buying for the magnificent artwork alone.’ Eric Brown, Kentish TimesAbout the Author:
Wildlife artist Norman Arlott has illustrated nearly 100 books and his artwork regularly appears in magazines. He has designed special bird stamp issues for countries including Jamaica, Bahamas, Seychelles, British Virgin Islands, The Gambia, Malawi and Christmas Island. He has also led ornithology tours to East Africa.
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Book Description Harpercollins Reference. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0007155654 Item is BRAND NEW; First Printing (Complete number line.); Bookseller Inventory # 147X00117
Book Description Harpercollins Reference, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007155654
Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2009. LEGATURA EDITORIALE. Book Condition: NUOVO. E' l'unica guida con illustrazioni e descrizioni di tutte le specie non passerini che si possano vedere nell'area paleartica: Europa, Asia, Nord dell'Himalaia, Nord Africa e Sahara. Chiavi di identificazione, mappa di distribuzione, habitat e moltissime illustrazioni. Pagg. 240, cm 13x20, rilegato. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007155651
Book Description Harpercollins Reference, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-131-45-5273005