The Osprey

The Osprey ser på utbredelsen, matsøkingsatferd, hekkeatferden og populasjonsdynamikken til denne spektakulære fuglen, med vekt på bevaringsarbeid i Storbritannia, så vel som andre steder i Europa og Nord-Amerika og i artens afrikanske overvintringsområder.

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Varenummer: 824210-x Kategorier: , ,
Utgivelsesår: 2024-02
Antall sider: 304
Fotos – illustrasjoner: 150 fargefotos
Innbinding: Heftet/Innbundet
ISBN: 9781472992611/9781472919908
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Poyser Monographs
Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing
Forfatter: Tim Mackrill

The Osprey – A highly readable Poyser monograph on one of the most widespread raptors.

The Osprey is a large, fish-eating bird of prey. Distinctively marked in deep brown and white, with a piercing yellow eye and powerful hooked bill, the Osprey snatches its prey in spectacular swoops above wetlands around the world – is it one of the most widespread of all birds. Persecuted mercilessly in Britain, it was almost completely eradicated by the early twentieth century. However, it has made a much-celebrated comeback, returning initially to the famous Loch Garten in Scotland in the 1950s. The recovery of the bird has been slow, but reintroduction programmes at Rutland Water and Poole Harbour have been successful, and this remarkable raptor is now an increasingly common sight in our skies.

This Poyser monograph is dedicated to this fine species and includes more than 150 colour photographs. The Osprey looks at the distribution, foraging ecology, breeding behaviour and population dynamics of this spectacular bird, with emphasis placed on conservation efforts in Britain, as well as elsewhere in Europe and North America and in the species’ African wintering grounds. It also tells the story of Osprey migration and the remarkable journeys of individual birds across oceans and deserts, the study of which has been greatly aided by advances in satellite tracking technology.

Table of Contents

1. A citizen of the world
2. Hunting
3. Dispersal and settlement patterns
4. Nesting and courtship
5. Incubation and chick-rearing
6. Migration
7. Wintering behaviour
8. Our relationship with the Osprey
9. Longevity and survival
Appendix 1. Osprey breeding attempts in the Rutland Water area 2001–2022
Appendix 2. Selected Osprey viewing sites in the UK