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A Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe (Peterson Field Guides #8)

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For nearly 40 years, the Paterson Guide has been the standard field guide to British and European birds. No other book provides such a simple, concise guide to the essential features of bird recognition, enabling precise identification based on comparisons with other species and on distinctive field marks. The Fifth Edition has been completely reconstructed. Roger Tory Pat ...more
Hardcover, 5th Edition, 261 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Houghton Mifflin (first published January 1st 1920)
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I bought this for a recent trip to Europe.The bool is adequate. The pictures are accurate but the maps and some of the distribution in seem to need updating. There is one Czechoslovakia, though the Velvet Divorce was 20 years ago. Several species that were rather common where I went (Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Munich) appear to be far removed from those locales acccording to the maps.

providing the names in multiple languages was helpful.
I found this in my high school art class, and my teacher gave it to me, saying that she'd never seen it before. It has lost its cover through its 50 years of life, but its good. The illustrations are a bit unclear though.
Sheri Fresonke Harper
Useful guide to the birds of Britain and Europe. Good descriptions of the bird, good photographs. Primary guide used while in England birding.
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Roger Tory Peterson was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, and held to be one of the founding inspirations for the 20th century environmental movement.
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