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By Clive Finlayson

The Strait of Gibraltar is legendary as an important aspect of passage for Palaearctic birds migrating among their eu breeding grounds and their iciness quarters in Africa. Clive Finlayson, a local of the Rock and a educated ornithologist, provides a desirable account of the quarter and its resident and transitory poultry lifestyles. the 1st bankruptcy of the publication describes the world, which generally outlined contains the Coto Donana within the north and the Merja Zerga within the south, and the geographic and climatological features which make it an appropriate crossing position. In scope this booklet is going past the stern definition of the Strait and, following Irby's nineteenth Century paintings, examines the wealthy quarter the place Europe meets Africa. The chapters which stick to describe intimately the migration styles of the critical passage species together with their origins, locations and total numbers, displaying how the correct stipulations of climate and visibility have an effect on the explicit number of course and timing of the crossing. The breeding and wintering fowl groups are then thought of and the ornithology of the whole zone summarized. even if you've ever witnessed the millions of raptors, storks and different birds which can make this mythical crossing in a unmarried day, this ebook will conjure the spirit of this awesome position. pleasant illustrations via lan Willis entire an immense and wonderful book.

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