The EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds
Their Distribution and Abundance
A landmark work for conservationists, this volume presents the first integrated picture of the distribution and abundance of the breeding birds of Europe. Assembled from the national bird surveys initiated in 1971 by the European Ornithological Atlas Committee (later the European Bird Census Council), it combines and maps data gathered by over 10,000 ornithologists working throughout Europe. The accompanying text elaborates on the mapped data and there is an artist's impression for each species. Introduction in 14 languages.
The Mandarin Duck
The Mandarin Duck is a small and (in the case of the males) spectacularly colourful species of waterfowl. Native to East Asia, Mandarins have been widely kept in aviaries in Europe and North America and birds have frequently escaped to form wild colonies. Lever gives a detailed account of this beautiful bird, with particular emphasis on the invasive populations in Britain and overseas. This book is from the Poyser Monographs series. Regarded as essential reading by many ornithologists, the Monographs provide an enormous amount of detail on individual species, covering evolution, biology and ecology, breeding and feeding, distribution, and conservation.
Birds in England
Andy Brown and Phil Grice, the Head and Senior Ornithologists at English Nature present a thorough examination of the status and distribution, past and present, of the 550 species on the English list. The fortune of each species in England is discussed in detail, referring to historical records and current research to assess the present status of the species and its likely future population trends, and to provide recommendations for conservation strategies.
The Skylark's beautiful song, delivered from its famous towering songflight, can be heard from Ireland to Japan and from the Arctic Circle to the North African deserts. This volume opens with an overview of all the world's larks and, as well as a thorough account of the species biology, migratory patterns, behaviour and habitats, Paul Donald discusses the Skylark's role in history and folklore. This book is from the Poyser Monographs series. Regarded as essential reading by many ornithologists, the Monographs provide an enormous amount of detail on individual species, covering evolution, biology and ecology, breeding and feeding, distribution, and conservation.
A Natural History
An ornithologist who has devoted decades to studying seabirds, Anthony Gaston explains in detail what is special about being a seabird and why – like humans – they live a long time and reproduce very slowly. Enriched with personal anecdotes from the field and photographs, the book provides information on all seabird types and covers adaptation and plumage, distribution and communities, feeding, behaviour, migration, breeding, the consequences of coloniality and population dynamics.
Naturalised Birds of the World
After habitat loss, the impact of naturalized exotics is the single most important cause of extinction in native species throughout the world. In this book, updated from the first edition in 1987, Christopher Lever describes when, where, how and by whom the world's naturalized birds were introduced to places outside their natural range, and discusses the economic and ecological impacts each has had in its naturalized regions.