Download e-book for kindle: Birds of the Strait of Gibraltar (Poyser Monographs) by Clive Finlayson

By Clive Finlayson

The Strait of Gibraltar is legendary as an immense aspect of passage for Palaearctic birds migrating among their eu breeding grounds and their wintry weather quarters in Africa. Clive Finlayson, a local of the Rock and a expert ornithologist, offers a desirable account of the zone and its resident and transitory fowl lifestyles. the 1st bankruptcy of the ebook describes the world, which generally 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 stick to describe intimately the migration styles of the crucial passage species together with their origins, locations and total numbers, exhibiting how the perfect stipulations of climate and visibility impact the explicit number of direction and timing of the crossing. The breeding and wintering chicken groups are then thought of and the ornithology of the whole area summarized. even if you've ever witnessed the millions of raptors, storks and different birds that could make this mythical crossing in a unmarried day, this ebook will conjure the spirit of this impressive position. pleasant illustrations by way of lan Willis whole a major and exciting book.

Show description

Read or Download Birds of the Strait of Gibraltar (Poyser Monographs) PDF

Similar birdwatching books

Download e-book for kindle: The Puffin (Poyser Monographs) by Mike P. Harris,Sarah Wanless

With its vibrant beak and quick, whirring flight, the Atlantic Puffin is the main recognisable and renowned of all North Atlantic seabirds. Puffins spend lots of the 12 months at sea, yet for a number of months of the 12 months the come to shore, nesting in burrows on steep cliffs or on inaccessible islands. Awe-inspiring numbers of those birds can occasionally be visible bobbing at the sea or flying in enormous wheels over the colony, bringing fish of their beaks again to the chicks.

Gertie's Birdies: A Children's Guide to Friends that Fly - download pdf or read online

Enable your mind's eye fly together with your feathered neighbors. The booklet, Gertie’s Birdies, is either a visible satisfaction and a simple to learn aloud number of verse to stimulate the minds of kids and fix them to the wildlife. the writer slips a couple of effortless to appreciate ornithological evidence into every one web page thereby instructing and interesting either reader and listener.

Download e-book for kindle: Where to Watch Birds in Britain by Simon Harrap,Nigel Redman

This e-book covers some of the best birding websites in Britain. each one website is taken into account in phrases of 'Habitat', entry' and 'Birds', permitting birders of all degrees to plan profitable birding journeys wherever in Britain, and to maximize the possibilities of getting the simplest out of every website and every zone. The publication contains exact pinch-and-zoomable maps of the bigger websites, plus basic maps of the areas coated, and is illustrated with beautiful line drawings.

Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America by Jeff Karnicky PDF

Emily Dickinson’s poem “Split the Lark” refers back to the “scarlet scan” in which scientists damage a chicken for you to examine extra approximately it. certainly, people have killed hundreds of thousands of hundreds of thousands of birds—for technology, style, interest, and myriad different purposes. within the usa on my own, seven species of birds are actually extinct and one other ninety-three are endangered.

Additional resources for Birds of the Strait of Gibraltar (Poyser Monographs)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

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

by Joseph

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 36 votes