The first photographic identification guide to the birds of Ireland in an easy, quick reference format. The key identification features of each bird are shown, with concise descriptions and pointers to indicate important features. This field guide is endorsed by BirdWatch Ireland, Ireland's leading bird conservation organisation.
There's more to Irish bird folklore than the 'wran' boys and the Children of Lir. Birds have been part of our culture from very early times and there are countless beliefs, proverbs and curses associated with them. This entertaining compendium will bring joy to bird lovers and general readers alike.
There are birds all around us: in gardens, neighbourhoods, farms, towns and cities. Once you look, they become familiar - a whole new world of wonder. Some grow brain tissue to enlarge their memory capacity of where they hide food. Blackbirds search for prey they cannot see. Songbirds lose ten per cent of body weight overnight.
Includes distribution maps and descriptions of males, females, immatures, voice, diet and preferred habitat of 312 species of birds in Ireland. This book also includes brief descriptions of over 100 rare species.