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By Michael Shrubb

ISBN-10: 0713668547

ISBN-13: 9780713668544

With its notable green-black and white plumage and specified pee-wit
call, the Lapwing is certainly one of Britain's best-known birds. Lapwings depend
on agricultural land to reproduce and are thought of a barometer of the
health of this habitat; the inhabitants has crashed over fresh decades,
partly because of alterations in farming practices. In wintry weather, Lapwings switch
to coastal components and to wetlands, together with these in suburban areas,
where huge, noisy flocks can assemble.

Michael Shrubb's The Lapwing
is a concise but authoritative monograph of this renowned species; a
thorough overview of Lapwing biology includes sections on population
dynamics, feeding ecology, habitat use, migration, and conservation;
there is an impressively exact overview of our present understanding
of breeding biology, plus dialogue of a few different species in the
genus.

The Lapwing is a superb
addition to the Poyser checklist. Of curiosity to either novice naturalists,
who will take pleasure in insights into the birds' lives, and to teachers, who
will savor the vast evaluation of present learn, this name will
remain the definitive paintings at the species for a few years to come.

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