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Shorebirds in Action

An Introduction to Waders and Their Behaviour

Author: Richard Chandler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849953559

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Page: 224

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Shorebirds, or waders, are a large group of small to medium-sized birds that occur worldwide, in a wide range of predominantly coastal or wetland habitats. Some species are largely sedentary whilst others are amongst the world's most migratory bird species, travelling thousands of kilometres in a few days. In addition to describing physical behavioural traits such as feeding, breeding, migration, and particular physiological adaptations, Shorebirds in Action also covers territorial behaviour both when feeding and breeding. There is detailed discussion of the range of species and their different lifestyles together with feeding strategies, flocking, roosting and the avoidance of predators. The seasonal features of shorebirds' lives are included, such as the various plumages that they have when breeding, or not breeding, together with the intervening periods of moult, during which the birds change from one plumage to the next.Shorebirds in Action is in two parts - firstly basic behavioural information and then a photographic section that explains the specific behaviour being illustrated for that particular shorebird at the time the photo was taken. Consequently, the book can be read as a general text, split into chapters that provide the basic behavioural information and also by reference to the extended photograph captions which explain the details of the particular behaviour shown.The book contains excellent photographs of about 180 shorebird species - over three-quarters of the world's total - and therefore provides a general reference for the identification of shorebird species and the recognition of their various plumages. It will be relevant to readers worldwide, including Europe, North America and Australasia. This comprehensive work can be read as a general text and also the photographs can be enjoyed separately in their own right. Detailed references to source material are provided.

Stray Feathers

Reflections on the Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Birds

Author: Penny Olsen,Leo Joseph

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643094938

Category: Nature

Page: 286

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Stray Feathers showcases some of the remarkable adaptations of Australian birds. A brief introduction describes how evolution shapes form and function, followed by a series of vignettes illustrating the wondrous variety of forms and functions shaped by evolution. For example, did you know that Barn Owls can hunt in absolute darkness and that cuckoos commence incubation before their egg is laid? Sections include anatomy and physiology; the senses; giving voice; tongues talking; plumage; getting around; finding and handling food; optimising foraging and feeding; reducing competition; using ‘tools’; communicating; quality vs quantity; courtship; nests; parental care; chicks; and living together. The book is superbly illustrated with black and white drawings of a range of birds, making it a worthy addition to the bookshelves of bird lovers everywhere.

Practical Conservation Biology

Author: David Lindenmayer,Mark A. Burgman

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643090894

Category: Science

Page: 609

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Practical Conservation Biology covers the complete array of topics that are central to conservation biology and natural resource management, thus providing the essential framework for under-graduate and post-graduate courses in these subject areas. Written by two of the world's leading environment experts, it is a "must have" reference for environment professionals in government, non-government and industry sectors. The book reflects the latest thinking on key topics such as extinction risks, losses of genetic variability, threatening processes, fire effects, landscape fragmentation, habitat loss and vegetation clearing, reserve design, sustainable harvesting of natural populations, population viability analysis, risk assessment, conservation biology policy, human population growth and its impacts on biodiversity. Practical Conservation Biology deals primarily with the Australian context but also includes many overseas case studies. The book is the most comprehensive assessment of conservation topics in Australia and one of the most comprehensive worldwide.

Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales 2007-2012, Western Planning Area Sales 204, 207, 210, 215, and 218, Central Planning Area Sales 205, 206, 208, 213, 216, and 222

Environmental Impact Statement

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 4

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Zoologische Philosophie

Author: Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 511

View: 6000

Atlas des Vogelzugs

die Wanderungen der Vögel auf unserer Erde

Author: Jonathan Elphick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258072883

Category:

Page: 176

View: 8410

Feeding Techniques and the Anatomy of the Bill in Sandpipers (Calidris)

Author: Anton F. C. Gerritsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bill (Anatomy)

Page: 237

View: 4314

Birding

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 392

Die kleine Eule

Author: Jill Tomlinson

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473476919

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5143

ÜBER DIE SCHÖNHEIT DER NACHT "Es kann einfach nicht sein, dass du Angst hast vor der Dunkelheit", sagte seine Mama. "Eulen haben nie Angst vor der Dunkelheit." "Ich schon", sagt Platsch. "Eulen sind doch Nachtvögel", sagte sie. Platsch sah auf seine Zehen. "Ich will kein Nachtvogel sein", brummelte er. "Ich will ein Tagvogel sein". Dass ausgerechnet eine Eule Angst vor der Dunkelheit hat, ist wirklich sehr ungewöhnlich. Mama Schleiereule schickt deshalb ihren nachtscheuen Sohn aus dem Nest, um andere zu fragen, warum sie die Nacht lieben. Doch werden deren verlockende Geschichten über die Dunkelheit den kleinen Platsch überzeugen können? Eine liebevoll illustrierte Tiergeschichte mit wundervoller Botschaft

Wing Span

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ornithology

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Illustrierte Fossilien-Enzyklopädie

Author: Martin Ivanov,Stanislava Hrdličková,R°užena Gregorová

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895553530

Category:

Page: 312

View: 1346

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 6073

Schwarzer Storch - weißer Schatten

Author: Liselotte Pottetz,Anatol Barowski

Publisher: EDITION digital

ISBN: 3956557484

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

View: 2051

Ein Storchenpaar, von bösen Vorahnungen geplagt, zieht aus dem warmen Süden in die Heimat, nach Belarus – in das Land der Wälder, Flüsse, Seen und Sümpfe. 26.04.1986: Super-Gau! Im Atomkraftwerk „W. I. Lenin“ in Tschernobyl. Schlagartig verdunkelt sich die Welt, Mensch und Natur gleichermaßen betreffend.

Der gute Mörder

Thriller

Author: William Shaw

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518751352

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 4650

Der Police Sergeant und passionierte Vogelbeobachter William South hat zwei gute Gründe, wieso er nicht in einem Mordfall ermitteln will, der seinen Heimatort erschüttert. Die Zugvögel machen gerade Zwischenhalt an der Küste von Kent. Und er ist selbst ein Mörder. Souths Verbrechen liegt lange zurück und ist nie aufgedeckt worden, er war damals noch ein Kind und lebte in Nordirland. Doch nun scheint ihn die Vergangenheit einzuholen. Als ein Freund von South brutal ermordet aufgefunden wird, ist allzu schnell der Täter ausgemacht: Danny Fraser, ein Landstreicher, der sich anscheinend selbst gerichtet hat. South kennt ihn aus seiner Kindheit und glaubt nicht, dass er der Mörder war. Doch was hat Fraser überhaupt nach Kent verschlagen? An der Seite seiner neuen Vorgesetzten Alexandra Cupidi, einer gerade aus London zugezogenen alleinerziehenden Mutter, sucht South nach den wahren Hintergründen des Mordes. Stets erfüllt von der Angst, dass sein lange gehütetes Geheimnis gelüftet wird.

National Geographic Traveler

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 1435

Field Ornithology Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bird watching

Page: N.A

View: 1205

Die Bäume meines Waldes

Author: Bernd Heinrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937872216

Category:

Page: 287

View: 5782

Animal Behaviour Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal behavior

Page: N.A

View: 4947

The Bird Observer

The Official Organ of the Bird Observers' Club

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 4418

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