Merlins of the South-East Yorkshire Dales
This title is based on the observations of the author made over a 30 year period between 1973-2002. Since Rowan published the results of his study in 'British Birds' (1921-1922), no one had seriously attempted any systematic work on the Merlins of Embsay and Barden moors. The study area undertaken here is centred on Grassington in the south-east corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Covers habitat, hunting and feeding, the breeding season and much more.
- ISBN: 9780955127700
- Author(s): Peter M Wright
- Stock Code: 5127700
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs, Tables
- Pages: 99
- Published: 2005
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This is the first comprehensive book on the species, covering its complete circumpolar range. Begins with an overview on the evolution of the True Falcons and thoughts on their grouping and then goes on to the general characteristics of the Merlin. Covers habitat, diet, breeding and breeding sucess, migration and winter survival and much more. Also includes data gathered from a tagged male Merlin and estimations of the world population size.