2009 1st edition. HarperCollinsPublishers. London.
Pp240. Colour paintings of birds throughout, b/w illustrations, maps, bibliography. Laminated boards. Fine new copy.
Norman Arlott's splendid book covers birds of the Northern Hemisphere apart from perching birds & songbirds. This includes the sea birds, the birds of prey, game birds and wild poultry species, and many others. This book "is the only field guide to illustrate and describe every species of non-passerine you may see in the Palearctic: Europe, Asia north of the Himlayas, Africa north of the Sahara Desert and some parts of the Middle East." Sections on; ostrich; divers and grebes; albatrosses; fulmar; petrels; shearwaters; strom-petrels; frigatebirds, tropicbirds, boobies and gannets, cormorants, shag and darter; bitterns, night herons and green herons; egrets, squaacco heron and pond herons; herons; hamerkop, spoonbills and flamingoes; pelicans and swans; tree ducks, shelducks, knob-billed duck and geese; geese; four sections on ducks; ducks and pygmy goose; lammergeier and vultures; fish eagles, sea eagle, bateleur, hawk eagle and eagles; eagles, serpent eagle, short-toed eagle and harriers; goshawks and sparrowhawks; buzzards, kites and osprey; two sections on falcons; tragopans, monals and pheasants; partridges; partridges, hill partridge, bamboo partridge and francolins; grouse, ptarmigan and capercaillie; guineafowl, turkey, snow partridge, snowcocks; pheasants; quails and button quails; cranes; bustards; rails and crakes; waterhens, moorhens, gallinules, swamp-hen, watercocks and coots; jacana, painted snipe and many, many others. Original price was GBP 25.00.