5 edition of British wild birds found in the catalog.
Ill on lining paper.Bibliography, p155. - Includes index.
|Statement||Hodder and Stoughton|
|Publishers||Hodder and Stoughton|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 80 p. :|
|Number of Pages||58|
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The kingfisher, with its stunning blue and orange plumage, is unmistakeable; no other British bird looks even vaguely like it. They come to land to breed in colonies, nesting in burrows or on cliffs. There are seven species worldwide with four in Britain. The edges of the wings are dark black with a bright yellow-gold bar in the centre.
There are 22 species worldwide with two in Britain. Common and binomial names Image Status Troglodytes troglodytes A resident breeding species Mockingbirds and allies [ ] Order: Family: Medium-sized passerine birds with long tails.
Wings have flashy white patches and bright yellow shoulder bar. Blackbirds, fieldfares and redwings appreciate windfall apples left for them and will turn to crab apples and other hard fruits too. There are 172 species worldwide, 20 in Britain. Scientific Name: Columba livia domestica• Variable in size, but in British wild birds the nest is much reduced.
Lined with feathers and built by both sexes. Another clue to look out for is their reddish eyes and feet, if you can get near enough. Common and binomial names Image Status Tyto alba A resident breeding species Typical owls [ ] Order: Family: Typical owls are small to large solitary nocturnal birds of prey.
Garden birds are often typically woodland species. Preferred Habitat: Farmland, open countryside, reservoirs You know that summer is on its way when the first swallows begin to arrive. Although similar in taste to thelike any game bird, the wild turkey is lean and muscular due to constant activity and its flavor is dependent on what it eats.
Diet includes nectar, insects and spiders. There are 58 species worldwide. Woodpeckers, although well-adapted for climbing trees, are never seen climbing downwards head first. Common and binomial names Image Status Seiurus aurocapilla A rare British wild birds Parkesia noveboracensis A rare vagrant Vermivora chrysoptera A rare vagrant Mniotilta varia A rare vagrant Oreothlypis peregrina A rare vagrant Geothlypis trichas A rare vagrant Setophaga citrina A rare vagrant Setophaga ruticilla A rare vagrant Setophaga tigrina A rare vagrant Setophaga americana A rare vagrant Setophaga magnolia A rare vagrant Setophaga castanea A rare vagrant Setophaga fusca A rare vagrant Setophaga petechia A rare vagrant Setophaga pensylvanica A rare vagrant Setophaga striata A rare vagrant Setophaga coronata A rare vagrant Cardellina pusilla A rare vagrant The links above lead to family accounts and individual species.
Breeding males have grey crowns, white cheeks, a black bib and a chestnut neck. During the winter, great black-backed gulls from Scandinavia join those that are resident in Britain all year round.
Wings are dark with two white bars.
The kingfisher, with its stunning blue and orange plumage, is unmistakeable; no other British bird looks even vaguely like it.
Barn owls are found not just in Britain, but also in much of Europe, Asia, the Americas, and even in Australia! The best British bird identification books to buy in 2021 It is always great to know a little bit more about the birds visiting your garden.
It is important to help British birds get the nutrition they need by topping up our and putting food out for them in our gardens, especially during the winter when natural food sources, like berries, are harder to come by.