Birds of the Strait of Gibraltar (Poyser Monographs) by Clive Finlayson

By Clive Finlayson

The Strait of Gibraltar is legendary as an enormous element of passage for Palaearctic birds migrating among their ecu breeding grounds and their wintry weather quarters in Africa. Clive Finlayson, a local of the Rock and a knowledgeable ornithologist, offers a desirable account of the quarter and its resident and transitory chook existence. the 1st bankruptcy of the e-book describes the world, which extensively outlined contains the Coto Donana within the north and the Merja Zerga within the south, and the geographic and climatological features which make it an appropriate crossing position. In scope this ebook is going past the stern definition of the Strait and, following Irby's nineteenth Century paintings, examines the wealthy region the place Europe meets Africa. The chapters which persist with describe intimately the migration styles of the relevant passage species together with their origins, locations and total numbers, exhibiting how definitely the right stipulations of climate and visibility have an effect on the categorical number of path and timing of the crossing. The breeding and wintering chicken groups are then thought of and the ornithology of the complete quarter summarized. even if you've ever witnessed the hundreds of thousands of raptors, storks and different birds which can make this mythical crossing in a unmarried day, this e-book will conjure the spirit of this impressive position. pleasant illustrations through lan Willis entire an immense and exciting book.

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