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By Clive Finlayson

The Strait of Gibraltar is legendary as a massive element of passage for Palaearctic birds migrating among their eu breeding grounds and their iciness quarters in Africa. Clive Finlayson, a local of the Rock and a proficient ornithologist, offers a desirable account of the area and its resident and transitory poultry existence. the 1st bankruptcy of the e-book describes the world, which extensively outlined comprises the Coto Donana within the north and the Merja Zerga within the south, and the geographic and climatological features which make it an appropriate crossing position. In scope this booklet is going past the stern definition of the Strait and, following Irby's nineteenth Century paintings, examines the wealthy quarter the place Europe meets Africa. The chapters which stick to describe intimately the migration styles of the important passage species together with their origins, locations and total numbers, exhibiting how the correct stipulations of climate and visibility have an effect on the explicit selection of course and timing of the crossing. The breeding and wintering chicken groups are then thought of and the ornithology of the total quarter summarized. even if you've ever witnessed the millions of raptors, storks and different birds that could make this mythical crossing in a unmarried day, this ebook will conjure the spirit of this impressive position. pleasant illustrations through lan Willis whole a big and interesting book.

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