This is a beautifully illustrated guide to birds from around the world. It is a complete visual guide to birds, detailing identification, distribution, habitat, behaviour and feeding habits. The birds are grouped by continent and habitat, such as sea, estuary, lakes ponds, rivers, woodland city and garden. It describes colourful and unusual species, including boobies, rails, cotingas, toucanets, barbets, tinamous, conures, tanagers, hoatzins, finches, anis and wrens. It explains how birds evolved, their special anatomy and both flight and locomotion. It includes practical tips to help you identify birds more easily. This is a comprehensive visual guide to the major species that birdwatchers around the world may encounter, plus many rare and unusual ones as well. In your garden, in the city or on a remote seashore, birdwatching can be a fun pursuit. This book features useful information and practical tips to help you observe these intriguing creatures. With over 600 colour illustrations and photographs, this volume will prove an essential reference guide for the whole family.
David Alderton is a best-selling authority on birds and animals.