Birds by Night

Poyser Monographs

Selv om fuglekikking stort sett foregår på i dagslys, er det mye fugleadferd som er knyttet til natten. Denne boken tar for seg ulike aktiviteter som jakt, foring, sang med mer hos nattaktive arter.

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Antall sider:240
Fotos - illustrasjoner:Svarthvitt foto og illustrasjoner
Serie:Poyser Monographs
Forfatter:Graham R. Martin

Digitalt nytrykk av original fra 1990 (print on demand)

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many people, watching and studying birds is exclusively a day time activity.
However, for many birds twilight and night time are not a barrier to useful
activity. It is true that very few birds are exclusively nocturnal, but many
birds which are active by day also conduct limited, and often crucial,
activities after dusk. This book examines many examples of the nocturnal
behaviour of birds; from the occasional night feeding of wildfowl and shorebirds
to the night singing and night migration of certain passerines, and from the
location of nest sites by sea birds to the nocturnal foraging of owls and
nightjars. The special cases of flightless nocturnal birds and those birds which
dwell in lightless caves are also considered.

Throughout, this survey considers not only what it is that birds do at night but
also discusses how these nocturnal activities are possible. It brings together
studies in field ornithology, sensory science, ecology and physics and involves
comparisons of the sensory capacities of other animals, including man. It is
shown how the senses of hearing, smell and touch, as well as vision, play a
crucial role in many of the night time activities of birds.

However, these senses are not always adequate for fully explaining how nocturnal
behaviours are executed. To achieve this we must look at the complex of
relationships between behavioural and sensory adaptations and the particular
environments which birds inhabit from dusk to dawn.

Jacket paintings by John Busby