Collins Birds of the World
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From the publisher
For the first time, the complete collection of the Collins Field Guides' incredibly detailed, accurate and beautiful bird paintings has been brought together in one comprehensive volume. This all-encompassing new guide is an extraordinary addition to the world-renowned series - the ultimate reference book for birdwatchers and bird lovers. It covers every species of the world's birds - all 10,711 species are featured covering the complete International Ornithological Union Checklist of Birds of the World. With a total of 301 full-colour plates this is a visual feast, as well as an authoritative resource. It illustrates all male breeding plumages, and females if significantly different, for every species, alongside concise text covering defining identification characteristics, distribution and voice. Illustrated by the world's leading bird artists: Norman Arlott, Ber van Perlo, Gustavo Carrizo, Aldo A. Chiappe, Luis Huber and Jorge R. Rodriguez Mata.