The Bird Guide

Swedish title: Fågelguiden (2:a uppl)

Category: Illustrated Non-Fiction / Animals & Nature

Pub date: 01-02-2010

Format: 448 pages, 135x194mm, color

The Bird Guide2nd revised edition

Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson , Dan Zetterström , illustrated by Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström

Authors: Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson and Dan Zetterström
Illustrators: Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström


Since 1999, when The Bird Guide was first published, it has sold more than 1.200 000 copies all over the World. It is the most comprehensive field guide on the market covering birds which can be seen in Europe, North Africa and parts of the Middle East, and today it is regarded as setting the standard for bird guides.

This second edition of The Bird Guide has been extensively revised, and 48 extra pages have been added. Some twenty new illustrated pages have also been added, while others have been supplemented significantly. Species, groups and families have been arranged according to the latest scientific findings, and some families have been given more space, including birds of prey, gulls, owls, thrushes, songbirds and sparrows.

Some 900 species are included, 800 of which are dealt with in considerable detail. The thorough, pedagogical texts, which have been updated and in many cases completely re-written, describe the size, preferred habitat, characteristics, variations and call of each species. Symbols indicate how common or rare each species is in each area, and clear maps show the current distribution of each species during breeding, migration and over-wintering.

More than 4,000 beautiful illustrations spread over 200 well-planned, illustrative pages show the different plumage of species, and how their appearance can vary according to gender, age, season and distribution. Arrows and captions indicate important characteristics in each bird, making it easier for the reader to find his way around the illustrated pages. There are also many illustrations showing the birds in their typical environment.

The Bird Guide is a book to have with you out in the field, but it is also a book in which you can immerse yourself at home. For all those who are interested in birds, this book is as indispensable as a pair of binoculars.

”Anyone seriously interested in field identification…has good reason to acquire the new Guide to Birds.” OUR BIRD WORLD

“The most complete filed guide to birds anywhere in the world. No matter how much you might like the first edition, there are sufficient additions and improvements to effectively make ownership of the second compulsory. As birds books go, this is the best”. BIRDWATCH

“The richest, most comprehensive of the current guides.” THE TIMES

“This book will surely become our standard guide for many years to come.” BBC WILDLIFE

“…buy this book, read it in the bath, keep it in the car boot and use it.” BIRD WATCHING

Rights sold

Bulgarian: BSPS
Catalan: Omega
Chinese (simp.): Shanghai Insight Media
Croatian: Association BIOM
Czech: Sevcik
Danish: Lindhardt & Ringhof
Dutch: De Fontein Tirion
English (UK): HarperCollins
English (US): Princeton University Press
Estonian: Varrak
Finnish: Otava
French: Delachaux et Niestlé
German: Kosmos
Greek: Hellenic O. Society
Hungarian: Park
Italian: Editoriale Riunti
Latvian: Jana seta Map Publishers
Norwegian: Gyldendal
Polish: Multico Books
Portuguese: Assirio & Alvim
Romanian: Societatea Ornitologica Romana
Slovak: Slovart
Spanish: Omega

Matilda Gredfors Andersson

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