Birds of the Strait of Gibraltar

Poyser Monographs

Gibraltar er berømt som en av de fremste trekklokalitetene i Europa. Boken presenterer regionen og fuglelivet her, både stand- og trekkfugler.

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Antall sider:560
Fotos - illustrasjoner:strektegn., kart, diagrammer
Serie:Poyser Monographs
Forfatter:Clive Finlayson

Digitalt nytrykk av original fra 1991 (print on demand)

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Strait of Gibraltar is famous as a major point of passage for Palaearctic birds
migrating between their European breeding grounds and their winter quarters in
Africa. Clive Finlayson, a native of the Rock and a trained ornithologist,
presents a fascinating account of the region and its resident and transitory
bird life.

The first chapter of the book describes the area, which broadly defined includes
the Coto Doñana in the north and the Merja Zerga in the south, and the
geographic and climatological characteristics which make it a suitable crossing
place. In scope this book goes beyond the strict definition of the Strait and,
following Irby’s 19th Century work, examines the rich area where Europe meets
Africa. The chapters which follow describe in detail the migration patterns of
the principal passage species including their origins, destinations and overall
numbers, showing how the precise conditions of weather and visibility affect the
specific choice of route and timing of the crossing. The breeding and wintering
bird communities are then considered and the ornithology of the entire region

Whether or not you have ever witnessed the thousands of raptors, storks and
other birds that may make this legendary crossing in a single day, this book
will conjure the spirit of this extraordinary place.

Delightful illustrations by lan Willis complete an important and entertaining

Illustrated by lan Willis