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.

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