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Remarkable Birds

Mark Avery


A fascinating compendium showcasing the extraordinary wonders of the birds that share our world through exquisite ornithological illustrations, prints and drawings

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We share the Earth with more than 10,000 species of birds and we have always been enchanted by them.

In this fascinating compendium Mark Avery celebrates their wonderful beauty and amazing variety. Covering all aspects of our relationship with birds, Avery showcases nearly seventy species, from virtuosic songbirds like the Skylark to such majestic hunters as the fierce Harpy Eagle, from dazzling Birds of Paradise and the Sacred Ibis to those that have vanished or are on the brink of extinction. Illuminated with exquisite ornithological illustrations, prints and drawings, this beautifully illustrated book is a visual treat that will inspire, inform and delight.

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'Packed with all manner of interesting facts, expertly presented and all tending to enlarge and enrich our appreciation of the wonderful variety of the world’s 10,000 birds'
Times Literary Supplement

'Avery’s clear prose complements the pictures perfectly, so that it’s a great book to dip in and out of – I guarantee you’ll come away having learned something new '
Bird Watching

'Informed and engaging … as fascinating as it is lovely to look at '
Resurgence & Ecologist

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Book Details

Format: Quarterbound (no jacket)

Size: 22.2 x 16.8 cm

Extent: 240 pp

Illustrations: 225

Publication date: 18 April 2024

ISBN: 9780500027196

Contents List

1. Songbirds
2. Birds of Prey
3. Feathered Travellers
4. The Love Life of Birds
5. Avian Cities
6. Useful to Us
7. Threatened & Extinct
8. Revered & Adored
Further reading; sources of illustrations

About the Author

Mark Avery is a scientist and naturalist who writes about and comments on environmental issues. He worked for the RSPB for 25 years and was the RSPB’s Conservation Director for nearly 13 years. He is a member of the RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts and the National Trust.