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Essential Ornithology

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Preface ; 1. Evolution of birds ; 2. Feathers and flight ; 3. Movement: migration and navigation ; 4. Eggs, nests and chicks ; 5. Reproduction ; 6. Foraging and avoiding predation ; 7. Populations, communities and conservation ; Index

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Dr Graham Scott is currently a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at the university of Hull. He teaches ornithology, ecology and animal behaviour at undergraduate level and has a range of research interests. He is committed to the development of teaching at university level. With a life-long passion for birding he is fascinated by all aspects of ornithology.


BIOL15ORNI excellent digest of its subject, combining as it does the long back catalogue of ornithological research with a pleasing range of recent developments ... a well-produced volume, and a useful reference for both university students and keener birdwatchers. * Dominic Couzens, BBC Wildlife * Combining the threads of biology, ecology, behaviour and conservation, this is an exceptional one-stop shop for anyone who wants to know more about birds. * BTO News * [A] well produced volume, and a useful reference for both university students and keener birdwatchers. * BBC Wildlife Magazine * The text is certainly very readable, is bang up to date, and usefully provides 'key references' and 'concepts' as notes in the margin, where relevant. I also liked the 'flight path feature', which provides clear cross-referencing to other sections of the book with related topics. * Ian Carter, British Birds *

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