Farmland Birds across the World
Covers all the major farmland habitats of the world, from grassland to rice fields and from arable land to coffee cultivation. Details more than 500 species of farmland birds, from common birds such as the cattle egret, which is found across the globe, to such rarities as the crested ibis in Chinese rice fields, the crimson rosella in Australian orchards and the burrowing owl of North American grasslands. Many of these species are in decline or under threat and this title identifies the many challenges that farmland birds face, such as the intensification and greater mechanisation of farming. It also explores the opportunities available for protecting and supporting farmland birds and highlights actions that can and have been taken.