Poyser Monographs

Monografi om gluttsnipa.

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Antall sider:296
Fotos - illustrasjoner:F-pl, kart
Serie:Poyser Monographs
Forfatter:Desmond Nethersole-Thompson, Maimie Nethersole-Thompson

Digitalt nytrykk av original fra 1976 (print on demand)

Forlagets egen omtale:

Nethersole-Thompson has been studying his favourite bird, the greenshank Tringa
, since May 1932.

This book, published in 1976, owes much to the interest, almost an obsession, of
the Nethersole-Thompson family. The two girls and four boys, as well as both
parents, now work as a team in the wild and beautiful north-west Highlands of

Greenshanks has drawn heavily on the
team’s field notebooks. In the gneiss country of Sutherland, so different from
the forest bogs of Spey Valley, Fennoscandia and the Soviet Union, they have
particularly concentrated on the greenshank’s displays and breeding, food and
feeding behaviour and its remarkable voice. There can be few long-term projects
on waders to equal this made by the Nethersole-Thompsons, and there are valuable
specialist contributions by other eminent ornithologists.

Greenshanks is a major contribution to
bird studies and takes its place beside Desmond Nethersole-Thompson’s four
earlier monographs. The illustrations in colour and monochrome by Donald Watson
have all the veracity and atmosphere that one has come to expect of this gifted