By Eileen Rees
A fascinating and hugely readable monograph, showcasing one of many flagship species of wetland conservation in Britain to awesome impression.
The arrival of hundreds of thousands of Bewick's Swans from their Arctic
breeding grounds to lakes and wetlands all through northern and eastern
Britain is an unforgettable sight. renowned between either birders and the
wider public, those stylish birds are one of the best-studied waterfowl
in the area. starting with the paintings of the overdue 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 examine. In Bewick's Swan, Eileen Rees tells
the tale of those birds in wealthy element. 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 learn is
included, and there's widespread connection with the Bewick's sibling
subspecies, the Tundra Swan of North the United States. own recollections
from a life of research weave throughout the narrative, which is
illuminated via Dafila Scott's evocative illustrations.
"The prime monograph of the 12 months, by way of a protracted way." British Birds, Feb 2007
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