By Eric Simms

ISBN-10: 0007311133

ISBN-13: 9780007311132

The thrushes are one of the so much ubiquitous of birds, in addition to the main melodious. Eric Simms has written a lucid, hugely readable and authoritative research of the gang. This version is unique to

There are six real species of thrush breeding within the British Isles: Blackbird, track Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, Redwing and Ring Ouzel. it truly is to those that the most important a part of the publication is dedicated. the writer offers with every one species in flip, describing absolutely its common biology and ecology. there's then a dialogue of assorted points of the common heritage of the genus as a complete which, whereas providing a truly complete photograph of the lives of those interesting birds, additionally succeeds in highlighting and discussing essentially the most vital present difficulties of avian biology.

There is a bankruptcy on Britain's vagrant thrushes and, ultimately, a considerable bankruptcy at the seven species of small, chat-like thrushes of the British Isles - together with such good -loved birds because the Nightingale and the Robin.

All local species, and plenty of of the vagrants, are illustrated within the black-and-white plates. The wealth of maps, diagrams and different textual content figures attests to the intensity of Eric Simm's study. The e-book is enlivened all through via the road drawings by way of Robert Gillmor, in addition to via the author's enormous abilities as a author and broadcaster.

Jacket layout via Clifford and Rosemary Ellis.

--This textual content refers to an alternative Kindle Edition edition.

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