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Birds of the Palearctic : Non-Passerines - Collins Field Guide  - Norman Arlott

Birds of the Palearctic

Non-Passerines - Collins Field Guide

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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.

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 bird watching 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.

About 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.

Acknowledgements p.8
Introduction p.93
Are and Specifies Covered p.10
Map of the Palearctic p.10
Plates p.10
Nomenclature p.10
Identification p.11
Bird Topography p.12
Species Descriptions and Colour Plates p.13
Further Reading p.174
Speciies Distribution Maps p.175
Index p.229

ISBN: 9780007155651
ISBN-10: 0007155654
Series: Collins Field Guide
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 5th February 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 14.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.488