By Eileen Rees
A fascinating and hugely readable monograph, showcasing one of many flagship species of wetland conservation in Britain to remarkable impression.
The arrival of millions of Bewick's Swans from their Arctic
breeding grounds to lakes and wetlands all through northern and eastern
Britain is an unforgettable sight. well known between either birders and the
wider public, those dependent birds are one of the best-studied waterfowl
in the area. starting with the paintings of the past due Sir Peter Scott in
the Fifties, Britain's Bewick's were the topic of intensive
behavioural examine, whereas their inhabitants ecology has supplied a
similar concentration for learn. In Bewick's Swan, Eileen Rees tells
the tale of those birds in wealthy aspect. Rees discusses their biology
in complete, with sections on inhabitants and distribution, breeding
biology, wintering behaviour, nutrition and feeding ecology, taxonomy and
phylogeny, migration, and conservation; a lot unique study is
included, and there's widespread connection with the Bewick's sibling
subspecies, the Tundra Swan of North the US. own recollections
from a life of examine weave in the course of the narrative, which is
illuminated by way of Dafila Scott's evocative illustrations.
"The top monograph of the 12 months, via an extended way." British Birds, Feb 2007
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