Rspb British Birds Of Prey

Author: Marianne Taylor
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472932250
Size: 13,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a celebration of British raptors, with 200 stunning colour photographs. An authoritative text examines the biology and ecology of each species, following their fortunes as British breeding birds from historical times to the present day. This book will serve as a showcase of these fabulous birds and highlight the diverse work of the RSPB in ensuring their survival.

Rspb Id Spotlight Birds Of Prey

Author: Marianne Taylor
Editor: Bloomsbury Wildlife
ISBN: 9781472974259
Size: 12,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This RSPB-licensed ID guide features 50 artworks illustrating 21 of Britain's bird of prey and owl species. Artworks are printed on one side of the fold-out chart with species grouped taxonomically and helpfully labelled to assist with species identification. On the reverse of the artworks, informative and engaging text is provided about the species, as well as helpful advice on the best reserves for watching birds of prey. Information on RSPB and other campaigns to support these species is also included, as are details of successful UK raptor reintroductions, which of our raptors are currently facing persecution and advice on what to do if you see anything suspicious.

Rspb Handbook Of British Birds

Author: Tim Cleeves
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472910109
Size: 12,70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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RSPB Handbook of British Birds – the bestselling guide of its kind, covering a total of 272 British species – just got even better. This enhanced epub version of the fourth edition of the book – featuring songs and calls – is set to change birding, forever. Optimised for tablets, it features the Handbook in crisp, clear high-resolution. Its pages contain 1,200 colour illustrations, plus seven comparison spreads, with comprehensive text on identification, habitats, food, breeding and conservation, and accurate range maps. In addition, the epub edition features songs, calls and other sounds from each species, making this the ultimate one-stop resources for anyone interested in identifying and learning more about the birds they see. This collection of images and sounds represents a step change in the way birdwatchers operate. No more carrying heavy books into the field; no more trying to remember sounds days later, while all other methods for taking sounds into the field are consigned to the dustbin. The RSPB Handbook of British Birds e-book provides a complete field-based ID solution – no birdwatcher will want to be without it. (Note: Audio may not play on all devices. Please check your user manual for details).

Rspb British Birdfinder

Author: Marianne Taylor
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147293248X
Size: 13,31 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Most bird books are designed to help you identify the birds that you've seen. This book is different. It is a species-by-species guide that shows you how to find and watch more than 250 species of birds that can be seen in Britain. Some are common; others are rare migrants or scarce breeding birds, but this book will tell you the best places to see and watch all of them. Readers will be able to see their most coveted species but also enjoy rewarding watching experiences that will enhance their understanding of the species, of bird behaviour and of key fieldcraft techniques. Sections include: - How to find including the best time of day, how to search the habitat and behavioural signs - Watching tips including ways to get close to the bird without disturbing it and how to attract it to your garden. - Super sites includes a short list of some of the best places to see the species.

Rspb British Naturefinder

Author: Marianne Taylor
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472951263
Size: 12,31 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Most wildlife books are designed to help you identify the animals you have seen. This book is different. In this new, user-friendly guide one British species is highlighted per page, and each account explains in accessible text how to find it, where to find it and how to ensure you have the most rewarding wildlife-watching experiences. Within the 'How to Find' section, author Marianne Taylor explains the best time to look for each species, its preferred habitat, and offers tips to help make your search easier or more productive. In 'Watching Tips' she advises on how to get the most from your encounter, how to observe the species at length and with luck witness its most fascinating behaviour. A colour panel indicates each species' geographical distribution on a map, including 'Super Sites' where the species is particularly abundant or regular. A calendar shows when each species is present or active in the UK to help you plan your visits to nature reserves. Colour photos serve as a reminder of each species' key identification features. In total, RSPB British Naturefinder features nearly 300 species, and it includes all British mammals, reptiles and amphibians, along with a carefully chosen selection of other British animals of interest, such as butterflies, moths, dragonflies, spiders and fishes.

Birds Of Italy

Author: Marianne Taylor
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472949838
Size: 11,34 MB
Format: PDF
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Profiles more than 250 species regularly seen in the region. Authoritative text includes information on identification, songs and calls, behaviour, distribution and habitat. Packed with full-colour photographs, each carefully selected to guide identification. The ideal pocket-sized guide – perfectfor nature-loving travellers and birdwatchers visiting Italy.

Rspb Spotlight Robins

Author: Marianne Taylor
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472912128
Size: 16,51 MB
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Their melodious voices, bright red breasts and cheeky attitudes have always endeared Robins to the public, but how much do we really know about these familiar garden visitors. The characteristic image of a Robin on a spade handle is actually a consequence of their keen territorial instincts - males are often to be seen seeking a favourable lookout post. Despite their cute appearance, Robins are aggressively territorial and because they hold their territories all year round, Robins are one of the only UK birds that can still be heard singing in our gardens on Christmas Day, which has perhaps contributed to their longstanding association with the Christmas season. In this delightful new book Marianne Taylor provides a revealing account of their life cycle, behaviour and breeding, what they eat, how they hold their territories, and she looks into the many cultural representations of these much-loved little birds.

Rspb Id Spotlight Wetland Birds

Author: Marianne Taylor
Editor: Bloomsbury Wildlife
ISBN: 9781472974235
Size: 16,95 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This RSPB-licensed ID guide features 105 artworks illustrating 49 of Britain's most common wetland bird species. Artworks are printed on one side of the fold-out chart with species grouped taxonomically and helpfully labelled to assist with species identification. On the reverse of the artworks, informative and engaging text is provided on the featured species, as well as tips on the UK's best reserves for watching wetland birds. Interesting revelations unveiled by tracking studies are also included, as well as details of the RSPB's work, past, present and future, on restoring wetlands for birds and other wildlife.

Rspb Spotlight Owls

Author: Marianne Taylor
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472933710
Size: 17,84 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Owls are charismatic and exceptionally well-loved characters in British wildlife, and have always held a special place in our folklore and legends. Their nocturnal habits mean few of us have been lucky enough to see them up close. In RSPB Spotlight: Owls Marianne Taylor introduces readers to every aspect of their lives including their physiology, biology and behaviour, as well as their history, and future in conservation in Britain and abroad. Five species of owl currently live in Britain - the Tawny, Barn, Little, Long-eared and Short-eared Owls - and each of them, as well as their relatives abroad, are introduced here in detail alongside top quality colour photographs and fascinating behavioural images, which will delight and inform the whole family. The book begins with a look at owls in general then examines the five British species in more detail. It discusses their evolutionary history and distribution around the world. Their anatomy and adaptations are examined, as well as their natural behaviours including hunting, nesting and mating practices. Next, we are introduced to their life cycles, beginning as eggs, moving onto fledging and independence, migration, and finally death. Marianne also includes a discussion of conservation as it affects owls, and owls' unique relationships with humans and our culture.

Rspb Spotlight Ducks And Geese

Author: Marianne Taylor
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472971655
Size: 19,64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This will be a detailed 'biography' of ducks and geese that breed in or regularly visit the UK – covering 30 species in all. It will include chapters on the evolution of ducks and geese, their place in the natural world, their anatomy and physiology, various feeding methods, spectacular courtship displays and diverse breeding behaviour. Marianne Taylor will reveal their often epic migrations and examine their social interactions with their own and other species, including their unusual readiness to hybridise. She will also detail their relationships with humankind over the centuries, including their presence in folklore and literature and their role in our lives as both prey and pets. She will also explore their presence as feral and sometimes invasive species outside their natural ranges, and their current status within their native wild ranges as the group includes several species recognised as being of global conservation concern.