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RSPB pocket guide to British birds

RSPB pocket guide to British birds

Harrap, Simon

A compact, lightweight and informative guide to 215 of the most common birds found in Britain. It features concise descriptions of each bird's main characteristics including plumage, calls, confusion species, habitat and includes distribution maps and detailed illustrations

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Field guides. Electronic books.
Second edition.
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Simon Harrap ; illustrated by Dave Nurney
ISBN: 1472932293, 9781408174562, 9781472932297
Note: Includes index.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps.
Series: RSPB
Subject: NATURE Birdwatching Guides.; Great Britain.; Birds Great Britain Identification.; Birds.; NATURE Animals Birds.; SCIENCE Life Sciences Zoology Ornithology.
Alternative Title: Pocket guide to British birds
Series Title: RSPB.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBooks for FE Collection (UK)

Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction
  6. How To Use This Book
  7. Topography
  8. Identifying Birds
  9. Field Notes
  10. Improving Your Fieldcraft
  11. Habitats
  12. Glossary
  13. Colour-coding Key
  14. Wildfowl
  15. MUTE SWAN
  16. BEWICK'S SWAN
  17. WHOOPER SWAN
  18. WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
  19. BEAN GOOSE
  20. PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
  21. GREYLAG GOOSE
  22. CANADA GOOSE
  23. BARNACLE GOOSE
  24. BRENT GOOSE
  25. EGYPTIAN GOOSE
  26. SHELDUCK
  27. MANDARIN
  28. SHOVELER
  29. GADWALL
  30. MALLARD
  31. PINTAIL
  32. WIGEON
  33. GARGANEY
  34. TEAL
  35. POCHARD
  36. TUFTED DUCK
  37. SCAUP
  38. COMMON SCOTER
  39. VELVET SCOTER
  40. EIDER
  41. LONG-TAILED DUCK
  42. GOLDENEYE
  43. SMEW
  44. RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
  45. GOOSANDER
  46. Gamebirds
  47. QUAIL.
  48. CORNCRAKERED GROUSE
  49. PTARMIGAN
  50. CAPERCAILLIE
  51. BLACK GROUSE
  52. PHEASANT
  53. GREY PARTRIDGE
  54. RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE
  55. Divers and Grebes
  56. GREAT CRESTED GREBE
  57. LITTLE GREBE
  58. RED-THROATED DIVER
  59. Shearwaters, Cormorants and Gannets
  60. FULMAR
  61. MANX SHEARWATER
  62. GANNET
  63. SHAG
  64. CORMORANT
  65. Herons
  66. LITTLE EGRET
  67. SPOONBILL
  68. BITTERN
  69. GREY HERON
  70. Birds of Prey
  71. OSPREY
  72. COMMON BUZZARD
  73. ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD
  74. HONEY-BUZZARD
  75. RED KITE
  76. MARSH HARRIER
  77. MONTAGU'S HARRIER
  78. HEN HARRIER
  79. GOSHAWK
  80. SPARROWHAWK
  81. GOLDEN EAGLE
  82. PEREGRINE
  83. MERLIN
  84. HOBBY
  85. KESTREL
  86. Crakes and Rails
  87. WATER RAIL
  88. MOORHEN
  89. COOT
  90. Waders
  91. OYSTERCATCHER.
  92. AVOCETSTONE-CURLEW
  93. DOTTEREL
  94. LITTLE RINGED PLOVER
  95. RINGED PLOVER
  96. GOLDEN PLOVER
  97. GREY PLOVER
  98. LAPWING
  99. RUFF
  100. DUNLIN
  101. LITTLE STINT
  102. CURLEW SANDPIPER
  103. KNOT
  104. SANDERLING
  105. PURPLE SANDPIPER
  106. TURNSTONE
  107. WOODCOCK
  108. SNIPE
  109. BLACK-TAILED GODWIT
  110. BAR-TAILED GODWIT
  111. WHIMBREL
  112. CURLEW
  113. GREEN SANDPIPER
  114. WOOD SANDPIPER
  115. COMMON SANDPIPER
  116. SPOTTED REDSHANK
  117. REDSHANK
  118. GREENSHANK
  119. Gulls, Terns and Auks
  120. ARCTIC SKUA
  121. MEDITERRANEAN GULL
  122. BLACK-HEADED GULL
  123. HERRING GULL
  124. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
  125. GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL
  126. COMMON GULL
  127. KITTIWAKE
  128. LITTLE GULL
  129. BLACK TERN
  130. ARCTIC TERN
  131. COMMON TERN
  132. SANDWICH TERN.
  133. LITTLE TERNGUILLEMOT
  134. RAZORBILL
  135. BLACK GUILLEMOT
  136. PUFFIN
  137. Pigeons and Cuckoos
  138. TURTLE DOVE
  139. COLLARED DOVE
  140. STOCK DOVE
  141. ROCK DOVE/FERAL PIGEON
  142. WOODPIGEON
  143. RING-NECKED PARAKEET
  144. CUCKOO
  145. Owls
  146. BARN OWL
  147. LITTLE OWL
  148. TAWNY OWL
  149. SHORT-EARED OWL
  150. Woodpeckers and Allies
  151. NIGHTJAR
  152. SWIFT
  153. KINGFISHER
  154. LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER
  155. GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
  156. GREEN WOODPECKER
  157. Larks, Swallows and Pipits
  158. WOODLARK
  159. SKYLARK
  160. SWALLOW
  161. SAND MARTIN
  162. HOUSE MARTIN
  163. ROCK PIPIT
  164. MEADOW PIPIT
  165. TREE PIPIT
  166. YELLOW WAGTAIL
  167. GREY WAGTAIL
  168. PIED WAGTAIL
  169. Wrens and Allies
  170. WAXWING
  171. DIPPER
  172. WREN
  173. DUNNOCK
  174. Chats and Thrushes.
  175. ROBINCOMMON REDSTART
  176. BLACK REDSTART
  177. NIGHTINGALE
  178. WHINCHAT
  179. STONECHAT
  180. WHEATEAR
  181. RING OUZEL
  182. FIELDFARE
  183. REDWING
  184. SONG THRUSH
  185. MISTLE THRUSH
  186. BLACKBIRD
  187. Warblers and Flycatchers
  188. GRASSHOPPER WARBLER
  189. CETTI'S WARBLER
  190. REED WARBLER
  191. SEDGE WARBLER
  192. GARDEN WARBLER
  193. BLACKCAP
  194. WHITETHROAT
  195. LESSER WHITETHROAT
  196. DARTFORD WARBLER
  197. WOOD WARBLER
  198. WILLOW WARBLER
  199. CHIFFCHAFF
  200. SPOTTED FLYCATCHER
  201. PIED FLYCATCHER
  202. Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers
  203. FIRECREST
  204. GOLDCREST
  205. BEARDED TIT
  206. LONG-TAILED TIT
  207. CRESTED TIT
  208. COAL TIT
  209. GREAT TIT
  210. BLUE TIT
  211. MARSH TIT
  212. WILLOW TIT
  213. NUTHATCH
  214. TREECREEPER
  215. Shrikes and Crows.