Ducks of Britain and Europe (Poyser Monographs) by M. A. Ogilvie

By M. A. Ogilvie

The forty-two species or subspecies of geese which take place in Europe, together with 11 vagrants from North the US or Asia, are the topic of this ebook. Its writer is an authorized authority on geese and ducks, and has been a member of the learn employees of the Wildfowl belief at Slimbridge considering that 1960.

Most birdwatchers think about geese to be particularly appealing and fascinating birds, and lots of species of geese also are the valid quarry of wildfowlers. either teams have to determine the species quick and correctly, and nearly half the booklet is dedicated to id, supplying a much more unique account than is to be present in any of the sphere publications. There are specific descriptions, species through species, of the men and ladies, immature birds, eclipse men, and downy younger - voice, too, is handled - and full-colour plates of men and women express the flight styles, so vital for proper species identification.

The conduct of eu geese are handled in chapters on behaviour and ecology, breeding biology, distribution and standing, and the ever-fascinating subject of migration and navigation. The distribution bankruptcy has maps exhibiting the summer time and iciness levels in Europe, North Africa, the center East and crucial Russia, for twenty-four species.?A ultimate bankruptcy considers the current day threats to geese and their wetland habitats, and the conservation measures being taken to strive against the threats.

The color plates and greater than eighty line drawings within the textual content are by means of Carol Ogilvie, the author's wife.
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