Written by an ecologist and swallow expert of international renownAuthoratitive yet highly readable, enlivened by high-quality illustrations and stunning photographyThe Barn Swallow is a familiar and much-loved species over a very widerange, including the key markets of Europe, North America and Australia
Since studying their feeding behaviour as part of her doctorate, AngelaTurner has been fascinated by Swallows. She has written many papers andbooks on these birds, and is the author of Handbook to the Swallows and Martins of the World (Helm) and The Swallow (Hamlyn). She is Editor of the journal Animal Behaviour.
'This authoritative book includes a wealth of research on this charismatic migrant.' 'Once again 'Poyser' has produced another excellent monograph.' Birding World (June 2007) 'An impressive synthesis of a mass of material Anyone who likes watching Swallows will enjoy the insights provided into the life history. For researchers of social behaviour and flight dynamics, this is an excellent overview that will serve as a first port of call. IBIS (2007) 'This is a fascinating account of what is known of this species, as well as being a thoroughly enjoyable read.' British Birds (April 2007)