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The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula

  • The Iberian Peninsula is one of Europe's most ornithologically varied regions offering a host of regional specialities
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Artikelnummer: 9781408124802
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Auteurs Eduardo de Juana & Ernest Garcia
ISBN 9781408124802
Uitgever Bloomsbury
Taal Engels
Pagina's 688
Formaat 240 x 170 mm
Bindwijze Hardcover
Afbeeldingen   Kleurenfoto's en verspreidingskaarten
Jaar van uitgave  2015

The Iberian Peninsula is one of Europe's most ornithologically varied regions offering a host of regional specialities. It includes famous birding hotspots such as the Coto Donaña wetlands, mountainous areas such as the Picos de Europa and the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean cork and holm oak forests of the southwest, the migration crossroads of the Strait of Gibraltar and the steppe-like plains of Extremadura and Alentejo. Large numbers of birders from around Europe visit the region to see this wealth of winged wildlife, but to date there has been no comprehensive regional avifauna in English.

Birds of the Iberian Peninsula is a national avifauna that fills this gap in the ornithological literature. Full-colour throughout, the book begins with authoritative introductory chapters covering subjects such as geography, climate, habitats, the history of Iberian ornithology and the composition of the avifauna. The species accounts then cover every species recorded in mainland Spain, the Balearic Islands, Portugal, Gibraltar and Andorra, including the many vagrants. For each species there is detailed treatment of distribution with maps of breeding and wintering ranges habitat selection, population trends, historical and current status, migration and conservation.

Contents

1. Preface   4
2. Acknowledgments   5
3. A brief history of Iberian avifaunal studies   6
4. Iberia: geography and climate   9
   The Iberian Peninsula and its islands   9
      The geography of mainland Iberia   10
      The Balearic Islands   12
      Other peninsular archipelagos   12
   Climate   13
      The Bioclimatic Zones. Temperature and Precipitation   13
      Climate change   15

5. Habitats   16
   Mediterranean evergreen plant communities   16
   Eurosiberian plant communities   17
   Other natural habitats   18
   Man-made habitats   22

6. The Iberian avifauna   25
   Breeding species   25
   Breeding birds of the Iberian climatic regions   27
   Recent changes in the Iberian breeding avifauna   27
   Wintering species   32
   Migrants and migration   34
      Migrant species   34
      Migration   34
         Seabird movements   36
         Trans-Pyrenean movements   38
         Landbird migration at the Strait of Gibraltar   38

7. Introduction to the species accounts   40
8.The Systematic List   51
9. Category D species   608
Appendices   614
   1. Category E1 species   614
   2. Breeding species of conservation concern   615
   3. Scientific names of animals and plants mentioned in the text   617
   4. List of Spanish regional bird reports   618
   5. List of Spanish and Portuguese rarity reports   620

References   621
Indexes   681

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