Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
Phalacrocoracidae (CORMORANTS)

 

Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo

This photo was taken in: Germany

The photo was taken by: Steve Cook ,

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The Complete Guide to the Birdlife of Britain & Europe
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This is quite simply the best illustrated guide to Europes birds that I have seen. Every bird is pictured at least five times (and sometimes twenty times) in varying poses within its habitat. Seeing the birds in context, really gives this book the edge. The text , written by an expert, is concise, thorough and up to date. Many of the recent splits are included. The likes of Yelkouan Shearwater and Southern Grey Shrike are illustrated superbly for perhaps the first time in any recent guide. More than a field guide, the book is coffee table size, and certainly deserves to be in the collection of every serious bird watcher.


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The Rough Guide to Germany
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Gordon Mclachlan, et al
Very easy to read and includes a number of maps and even a few colour photos. It also includes a bit of history but doesn't force dry statistics on the reader. The general information about living in or visiting Germany was also useful.


 

 

 
 
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