RSPB Spotlight Kingfishers

RSPB Spotlight Kingfishers

The 90 or so species that belong to this colourful family have a cosmopolitan distribution and, in Spotlight Kingfishers, David Chandler celebrates their remarkable existence, studying their unique adaptations and their courtship, breeding ...

Author: David Chandler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472933683

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Usually observed as a flash of blue and orange from a riverbank, most people are aware of Kingfishers, but few of us are familiar with the intricacies of their day-to-day lives. With their long, dagger-like bills, bright blue plumage and characteristic fast, low flight over water, Common Kingfishers are instantly recognisable. The 90 or so species that belong to this colourful family have a cosmopolitan distribution and, in Spotlight Kingfishers, David Chandler celebrates their remarkable existence, studying their unique adaptations and their courtship, breeding and feeding habits. He also investigates historical threats to Kingfishers, considers their future, and offers practical advice on how to find and see these glorious birds.
Categories: Nature

RSPB Spotlight Otters

RSPB Spotlight  Otters

Above: Look for an electrifying flash of blue which could be a Kingfisher
anywhere near slowmoving water. Listen for the loud whistle that lets you know
they are coming. Below: Be patient and stalk like a heron; you never know what
wildlife ...

Author: Nicola Chester

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472943699

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Otters by Nicola Chester is an accessible and lively account of an intriguing and much-loved animal that, surprisingly, is still endangered and rarely seen despite a recent resurgence that has seen it expand from the remote countryside into our cities. Nicola's charming, informed text brings this elusive and exciting mammal into sharper focus revealing what an otter is, and how they live, feed, play and breed. Nicola reflects on how otters exist in our imaginations culturally and how that has changed over the years. She also examines the many challenges otters have faced, exposing what brought them to the brink of extinction, and explores the challenges we face in trying to find and watch otters in the wild. Each Spotlight title is carefully designed to introduce readers to the lives and behaviour of our favourite birds and mammals.
Categories: Nature

RSPB Spotlight Robins

RSPB Spotlight  Robins

By contrast, iridescent colours such as the blue of a Kingfisher's back are
structural, the result of light refracting from the feathers in a particular way, rather
than of any actual colour being present in the feathers. Iridescent colours change
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Author: Marianne Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472912121

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Their melodious voices, bright red breasts and cheeky attitudes have always endeared Robins to the public, but how much do we really know about these familiar garden visitors. The characteristic image of a Robin on a spade handle is actually a consequence of their keen territorial instincts - males are often to be seen seeking a favourable lookout post. Despite their cute appearance, Robins are aggressively territorial and because they hold their territories all year round, Robins are one of the only UK birds that can still be heard singing in our gardens on Christmas Day, which has perhaps contributed to their longstanding association with the Christmas season. In this delightful new book Marianne Taylor provides a revealing account of their life cycle, behaviour and breeding, what they eat, how they hold their territories, and she looks into the many cultural representations of these much-loved little birds.
Categories: Nature

Birdwatch

Birdwatch

RSPB reserve nearby . Offers in the region of £35 , 000 . Tel : 01366 383608
VIDEO BOOKS Kingfisher Park BIRDWATCHERS LODGI AUSTRALIA CAIRNS
JULATTEN Located in Australia ' s ... Using both video and photographs from
some of the UK ' s best Birding Photographers Conseration Spotlight We join
Operation ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924090318670

Category: Birds

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Categories: Birds

Birding World

Birding World

... FOR THE BEST IN BIRDWATCHING GUIDES MALLORCA Full site guide
written by Graham Hearl the RSPB representative on the ... the Lesser Sooty Owl
and is abundant with native fauna , notably the Red - necked Crake , Paradise
Kingfisher and Platypus . ... Conservation Spotlight The BTO goes under our
Spotlight .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924090180419

Category: Birds

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Categories: Birds

BBC Wildlife

BBC Wildlife

Kingfisher Field Guide to the Trees of Britain and Europe , by David Sutton ( £10 .
... IAN RIDPATH Alan Williams / NHPA Ospreys www . rspb . org ... Spotlight on
beetles The big beetles that are prominent this month are the chafers , a family of
dumpy , often colourful species that possess a pair of fanned antennae and solid
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ISBN: CORNELL:31924087278903

Category: Animals

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Categories: Animals