Digitalt nytrykk av original fra 1991 (print on demand)
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Ruff is a fascinating species whose elaborate breeding behaviour has captivated
ornithologists for decades. Their communal display grounds, or leks, provide an
extreme example of a social system widespread in birds and other animals, in
which brilliantly plumaged males seemingly compete for the attention of passing
In this book, Johan van Rhijn explores this complex and intricate drama, both to
lay bare the details of the players’ private lives, and to provide a means of
exploring the wider variety of wader breeding systems. Strands of evidence for
all aspects of the Ruffs life, in and out of the breeding season, come together
to give a thought-provoking insight into this important area of biology.
Specialists and birdwatchers alike will have much to learn from this intriguing
story and the insights it provides.
Illustrated by Ian Willis