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Book Description
Waders have a fascination denied to most other groups of birds. Their spectacular numbers and migratory habits catch the imagination and their haunting cries are characteristic of wild places. British bird watchers are exceptionally fortunate in that this country's wader populations are internationally renowned. Waders are birds of wetland areas in their winter quarters and the British Isles form the wintering grounds and resting place on migration for a high percentage of the world's population. A great deal is known of their biology in winter, but waders in summer have been studied far less. This account by Professor W. G. Hale attempts to describe their biology throughout the year, drawing where necessary on information from abroad. The book thus discusses all aspects of the life of the waders - habitats, distribution, variation, breeding biology, migration, wintering, roosting, moulting, feeding, evolution, and conservation. As the author points out, it is essential that we learn more about waders in order to ensure that our passage migrants and winter waders continue to visit the British Isles. The text is illustrated with many drawings and 24 plates of black and white photographs.
Dealer Notes
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Includes appendices, bibliography & index; some fading to spine titles on dust jacket.
Author Hale, W. G.
Date 1980
Binding Hardcover (Original Green Cloth)
Publisher Collins, London
Condition Fine/Fine Dust Jacket in archive acetate film protection
Pages 320

Price: £30.00

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