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Common And Spotted Sandpipers

Author : Phil Holland
ISBN : 1849953619
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This wonderful book describes the fascinating lives of the two most ubiquitous shorebirds in the world. Between them the Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) and Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) make use of a large part of the world¿s terrestrial habitat and they exhibit many of the exciting features of shorebirds. As the birds arrive on the breeding ground, their displays are spectacular and their sounds are an exciting announcement of springtime. Unusually, the Spotted Sandpiper appears to be the only bird where the female is the territory holder, laying successive clutches of eggs for different males to care for, while the male of the Common Sandpiper holds the territory, has one mate, and shares most duties.They stay on the breeding grounds only as long as is essential to reproduce before making a migration southwards to a broad range of non-breeding homes in Central and South America, Africa, India, and eastwards to Australia with vagrants reaching as far as Tristan da Cunha and New Zealand. The Common Sandpiper has also been recorded breeding in East Africa and wintering in Scotland so their flexibility is amazing.The author has spent over 40 years studying the lives of these fantastic birds and provides a wealth of information including their breeding behaviour, migrations, distribution, food sources, habitats and their history from the present back to 36 million years ago. This beautiful book will hopefully stimulate others to watch these worldwide birds more appreciatively and add to our knowledge.

Common Coastal Birds Of Florida And The Caribbean

Author : David W. Nellis
ISBN : 156164191X
Genre : Nature
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This book is for those who enjoy that precarious and ever-changing zone where the sea meets the land and want to understand the birds that frequent this special habitat in Florida and the islands to the south. Author David Nellis reveals the birds found along the beaches, among the mangroves, even up the rocky Caribbean cliffs. From the many birds that may be encountered along the coast, Dr. Nellis has selected 72 of the most common ones, including a few that, though less abundant, capture our interest. Each bird has its own ecological niche--manifested by its nesting, feeding, roosting, and migration habits--and territorial competition between species is a constant. This book shows the great variety of specialization behaviors developed by these birds to adapt to this unique environment. Over 250 photographs, mostly by the author, show many features of these birds and their habits never before so fully illustrated.
Category: Nature

Waders Of Europe Asia And North America

Author : Stephen Message
ISBN : 9781408181232
Genre : Nature
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Waders of Europe, Asia and North America – the definitive guide to this sternest of field identification challenges – just got even better. This enhanced fixed-format version of the book – featuring songs and calls – is set to change birding, forever. Optimised for iPad, it features the book in crisp, clear high-resolution. Superb, fully zoomable colour plates of the highest detail lie opposite comprehensive identification text, separated into 'at rest' and 'in flight' sections, and accurate range maps. In addition, this e-book features songs, calls and other sounds from all 124 species of sandpipers, snipes, stints, godwits and their kin in the northern hemisphere. This epic collection of images and sounds represents a step change in the way birders operate. It provides a complete field-based ID solution – no birder will want to be without it.
Category: Nature


Author : John Marchant
ISBN : 9781408135143
Genre : Science
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This is a review of the whole family of waders. This seminal title remains the definitive book on waders – known in the US as shorebirds. Everything you might want to know about these masters of shore and wetland.
Category: Science

The Ruff

Author : Johan G. Van Rhijn
ISBN : 9781408136775
Genre : Nature
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The Ruff is a fascinating species whose elaborate breeding behaviour has captivated ornithologists for decades. Their communal display grounds, or leks, provide an extreme example of a social system widespread in birds and other animals, in which brilliantly plumaged males seemingly compete for the attention of passing females. In this book, Johan van Rhijn explores this complex and intricate drama, both to lay bare the details of the players' private lives, and to provide a means of exploring the wider variety of wader breeding systems. Strands of evidence for all aspects of the Ruffs life, in and out of the breeding season, come together to give a thought-provoking insight into this important area of biology. Specialists and birdwatchers alike will have much to learn from this intriguing story and the insights it provides.
Category: Nature

Trails Of The Southern Cariboo

Author : Colin Campbell
ISBN : 1897522444
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Surrounded by the historic remnants of the Gold Rush, with a tiny population and a huge landmass comprising a variety of subregions and topographies, the south-central region of the British Columbia interior's trails have always been famous for great hiking. In this completely revised, updated and full-colour edition of Trails of the Southern Cariboo, residents and tourists alike will learn about and experience both traditional hiking and cross-country ski trails of varying lengths and terrain. The diverse routes in this dynamic region include stunning meadow trails, occasional breathtaking scrambles and numerous longer hikes. This volume is a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels considering a trip to this area of western Canada.
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : Edward Newman
ISBN : UCSD:31822008948085
Genre : Zoology
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Category: Zoology

The Zoologist

ISBN : OXFORD:555026259
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