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Old Friday 31st July 2009, 20:55   #18
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Just found a book on my parent's shelf that looks rather good (they tend to buy me stuff from charity shops and boot sales): The Birds of Britain And Europe by Heinzel, Fitter and Parslow (Collins, 1972). Smaller than Collins, but goes into some really nice details (diagram of the song flight of the Ortolan Bunting) and shows some nice plates of things like the variations in Blue Tits in the Canaries. It also seems to catch a lot of the splits that occurred years later by treating many of them as separate illustrations. The range of birds is also larger and the text is quite a bit easier to read than Collins. Anyone else seen this one?
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European Bird Names: A Translation Guide Field guide on bird names from English to French, German and Dutch.
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