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Urban Aviary : Modern Guide to City Birds - Stephen Moss

Urban Aviary

Modern Guide to City Birds

By: Stephen Moss, Marc Martin (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 3rd September 2019
ISBN: 9781781318409
Number Of Pages: 160

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Urban Aviary provides city-dwellers around the world with a guide to some of the most extraordinary species of birds that live alongside them.

  • Stephen Moss's expert knowledge and insight details the behaviour, habitat and key facts of each bird
  • Helpful spotting hints and species fact boxes
  • Each entry is accompanied by Marc Martin's beautiful watercolours
A unique guide to the unusual and often surprising birds that soar above our cities around the world. From frigatebirds wheeling over Rio de Janeiro to bowerbirds displaying in the suburbs of Canberra, penguins in Cape Town to pelicans in San Francisco, and huge flocks of starlings roosting around the Colosseum in Rome, the world's cities are home to a remarkable array of feathered citizens.

Through Stephen Moss's expert knowledge and insight, Urban Aviary provides a beautiful guide to some of the most extraordinary species of city birds that have become native, including helpful spotting hints and fact boxes for each bird, all of which are brought to life by Marc Martin's distinctive and beautiful watercolours.

About the Author

Stephen Moss is one of Britain's leading nature writers, broadcasters and TV producers. He writes the Guardian's monthly Birdwatch column and was the original Springwatch producer. He appears on radio and wrote BBC Radio 4's tie-in Tweet of the Day. He is currently President of the Somerset Wildlife Trust. His books include Collins Gem Garden Birds, This Birding Life: The Best of the Guardian's Birdwatch, A Bird in the Bush: A Social History of Birdwatching, A Sky Full of Starlings: A Diary of the Birding Year and Wild Hares and Hummingbirds.

About the Illustrator

Marc Martin is an illustrator, artist and book maker based in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrations have been commissioned by clients such as Monocle, GQ and Wired. He is the author and illustrator of 5 children's books since 2012.

Introduction 6

Anna's Hummingbird 8
Northern House Wren 10
Brown Pelican 12
Bald Eagle 14
Golden-Cheeked Warbler 16
Purple Martin 18
Common Nighthawk 20
Northern Mockingbird 22
Turkey Vulture 24
Red-Tailed Hawk 26
House Finch 28
Bronzed Cowbird 30
Buffy-Crowned Wood Partridge 32
Scarlet Ibis 34
Bogot Rail 36
Inca Tern 38
Rufous Hornero 40
Falkland Steamer Duck 42
Magnificent Frigatebird 44
Arctic Tern 46
Common Eider 48
Mute Swan 50
Brent Goose 52
Bohemian Waxwing 54
Feral Pigeon 56
Black-Legged Kittiwake 58
Pied Wagtail 60
Black Redstart 62
House Sparrow 64
Herring Gull 66
Monk Parakeet 68
Peregrine 70
Spanish Imperial Eagle 72
Lesser Kestrel 74
Short-Toed Treecreeper 76
Greater Flamingo 78
Grey Heron 80
Eurasian Blackbird 82
Little Owl 84
Northern Goshawk 86
Alpine Swift 88 Barn Swallow 90
Black-Necked Grebe 92
Italian Sparrow 94
Common Starling 96
European Honey Buzzard 98
White Stork 100
Syrian Woodpecker 102
Long-Eared Owl 104
Corncrake 106
Pied Kingfisher 108
Wattled Ibis 110
Black-And-White Casqued Hornbill 112
Common Ostrich 114
African Penguin 116
Common Swift 118
Grey Hypocolius 120
Black Kite 122
Coppersmith Barbet 124
Red-Whiskered Bulbul 126
Oriental Magpie-Robin 128
Reed Parrotbill 130
Spoon-Billed Sandpiper 132
Zebra Dove 134
Javan Myna 136
Japanese Cormorant 138
Carrion Crow 140
Black Swan 142
Bush Thick-Knee 144
Australian Brush-Turkey 146
Satin Bowerbird 148
Rainbow Lorikeet 150
Australian White Ibis 152
Wrybill 154
New Zealand Bellbird 156

ISBN: 9781781318409
ISBN-10: 1781318409
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 3rd September 2019
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68

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