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Description - The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Birds of Britain Europe & Africa by David Alderton

The habitats of Great Britain, Europe and Africa boast some of the most interesting and adaptable members of the avian world. This accessible and fully illustrated guide presents some of the rare and familiar species of these lands. From the grace of a mute swan to the striking casque of an African crowned hornbill, each has the power to enthrall. An expert, accessible introductionexplains how birds evolved, their different habitats and habits and gives practical tips on fieldcraft. A directory of over 560 species features intricate artworks, and details everything from variable plumage to bill shapes, distribution, size, food, eggs and nests.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857234193
ISBN-10: 0857234196
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 173mm x 23mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Hermes House
Publisher: Anness Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Alderton

David Alderton has had a lifelong interest in birds, and has travelled widely, observing them on every continent in a wide range of different habitats. He has also been involved with birds in the conservation sphere. David is the author of The Exotic Pet Handbook,Looking After My Pet Goldfish and Birds of America.

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