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5.0 out of 5 stars
RSPB Handbook of British Birds, 20 Jan 2010
This is the best general purpose reference book on British birds that I have found (and I have bought half a dozen). It works well as an identification guide not only due to the execellent illustrations that highlight key identification characteristics, but also because of the detailed descriptions of both variations between males, females and juveniles (and where appropriate eclipse plumage) together with information about both behaviour and habitat. In addition it provides a good range of additional information about each species to increase the readers knowledge of a range of issues including UK populations and distribution, migration, and breeding.
I have bought copies of this book not only for myself but also for friends - it is that good!