Bird Migration; A General Survey
The only concise and accessible synthesis on bird migration, this book describes not only the migrations, the incredible stamina and navigational skills of the birds, the effects on their distributions, survival and evolution but also the scientific skills and studies that underlie the information about migration.
- ISBN: 9780198507871
- Author(s): Peter Berthold
- Stock Code: 8507871
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Illustrations, Tables, Maps
- Pages: 266
- Published: 2001
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The sight of thousands upon thousands of birds is one of nature's greatest wildlife spectacles. Migration Hotspots takes a look at 30 of the locations where the planet's most dramatic bird migration can be witnessed, from raptor bottlenecks such as Veracruz (Mexico) and the Strait of Messina (Italy) to places like Point Pelée (Canada) and Beidaihe (China) where spectacular falls of songbirds can take place. And from wetlands where huge numbers of waders stop over each spring and autumn to the great rarity islands of Scilly and Heligoland.
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When a predator attacks, prey are faced with a series of 'if', 'when' and 'how' escape decisions – these critical questions are the foci of this book. Cooper and Blumstein bring together a balance of theory and empirical research to summarise over fifty years of scattered research and benchmark current thinking in the rapidly expanding literature on the behavioural ecology of escaping.