Bird Migration (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 113)

Bird Migration (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 113)

Ian Newton


The phenomenon of chicken migration has involved humans from time immemorial. The arrivals and departures of alternative species marked the seasons, heralding spring and autumn, and offering a competent calendar lengthy sooner than something higher grew to become available.

Migration is proven via many sorts of animals, together with butterflies and different bugs, mammals, marine turtles and fish, yet in none is it as broadly built as in birds. The collective trip routes of birds span nearly the whole globe, with a few severe go back trips overlaying greater than 30,000 km. due to migration, poultry distributions are continuously altering – in general seasonal styles, and on neighborhood, nearby or worldwide scales.

Migration has time and again caused known questions, resembling the place birds pass or come from, why do they do it, how do they be aware of whilst and the place to commute, and the way do they locate their manner? during this publication, Ian Newton units out to respond to those – and different – questions.

The booklet is split into 4 major sections: the 1st is introductory, describing the different sorts of fowl events, equipment of analysis, and the most migration styles visible round the British Isles; the second one half is worried customarily with the method of migration – with timing, power wishes, climate results and navigation; the 3rd with evolution and alter in migratory behaviour; and the fourth with the geographical and ecological points of chook movements.

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