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Title The birds of Nottinghamshire / Jason Reece, Nick Crouch, David Parkin, Chris du Feu, Bernie Ellis ; illustrated by Michael Warren
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Imprint Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Species sponsorship -- Introduction -- A history of bird recording in Nottinghamshire -- A description of Nottinghamshire and its bird habitats -- Methods -- Species accounts -- Additional records 2014-2018 -- Appendix: Additional and contentious species -- References -- Index
Summary The last comprehensive review of Nottinghamshire's birds was produced more than four decades ago. Much has changed since then, and a new avifauna is long overdue. This book draws together historic reports from the nineteenth century, records from the files of the county bird club (Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers), and data from national and regional surveys and monitoring programmes. The resulting account presents an overview of the present state of the county's birdlife, set against a context of environmental and climatic change. The gravel pits in the Trent and Idle Valleys form major corridors for birds moving across Britain and Nottinghamshire has attracted more than its share of national rarities. These include Britain's first Egyptian Nightjar and Lesser Yellowlegs in the nineteenth century, Bufflehead, Redhead, Cedar Waxwing and breeding Black-winged Stilts in the twentieth century, and a memorable nesting attempt by European Bee-eaters in 2017. The woods and heaths of Sherwood lying in the middle of the county also provide a haven for an array of iconic species including European Nightjar, Eurasian Woodcock, Honeybuzzard and Hawfinch. This book describes the past and present status of the 334 species that have been recorded in Nottinghamshire up to 2018. Lavishly illustrated with photographs taken within the county, and sketches from the internationally recognised artist Michael Warren, it is intended to be an authoritative reference to the birds of Nottinghamshire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Birds -- England -- Nottinghamshire
Birds.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Ornithology
England -- Nottinghamshire.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Crouch, Nick, author
Du Feu, C. R. (Chris R.), author.
Ellis, Bernie, author
Parkin, David, author.
Reece, Jason, author.
Warren, Michael, illustrator.
ISBN 1800346018
9781800346017