Poyser Monographs: Weather and Bird Behaviour

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This classic Poyser title, now in its third revised edition, discusses in depth the various ways in which weather conditions influence bird behaviour. Weather conditions affect food and water availability, decisions about when and how to migrate, timing and success of reproduction, flight style, and physical comfort. Birds display many adaptations in form and behaviour that help them to cope with changing weather conditions, and this fascinating book uses a great variety of examples to explore the subject in depth. The text is enhanced throughout with evocative line drawings, there are many useful tables and figures, and there is also an 8pp colour photograph section.

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No major changes were needed for this second edition, but the opportunity has been taken to correct some minor errors and to augment the bibliography. Crispin Fisher has also provided three new drawings.
As before, the book's emphasis is on the effects of weather on bird life and the meteorological aspects of the avian environment rather than long-term climatic influences, though the latter are not ignored.
The chapter titles indicate the book's range and interest: The Weather; Flight; Feeding; Aerial Feeding; Breeding; Comfort; Migration; Migrational Drift and Displacement; Vagrancy; Migration of Soaring Birds; Extreme Weather; Seabirds. From such themes the author, a professional meteorologist, has composed an intriguing and instructive study (and an introduction to meteorology) of exceptional usefulness to birdwatchers and ornithologists.
Crispin Fisher contributes 35 line illustrations and there is a 16-page section of photographs.

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Norman Elkins is a retired meteorologist and amateur ornithologist. He is an acknowledged authority on the effects of weather on birds.

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