Birds of the Mediterranean: A Photographic Guide

Birds of the Mediterranean: A Photographic Guide

by Paul Sterry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300103603

ISBN-13: 9780300103601

Pub. Date: 04/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

The Mediterranean is remarkably rich with birds, not only because of the great diversity of habitats in the region but also because it provides the main flyway for most migrant breeding species of northern Europe. This stunning new photoguide encompasses all species of birds, including seabirds, found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and in the

Overview

The Mediterranean is remarkably rich with birds, not only because of the great diversity of habitats in the region but also because it provides the main flyway for most migrant breeding species of northern Europe. This stunning new photoguide encompasses all species of birds, including seabirds, found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and in the adjacent areas with a Mediterranean climate. Featuring nearly 1,000 beautiful color photographs, many of which were taken for this volume, the book presents illustrations and concise accounts of each species. The pocket-sized photoguide is convenient, up-to-date, and accurate. Through the extensive use of digital software to enhance the photographs, the book enables readers to compare similar species easily and to view far more plumage variations than ever before. Armchair travelers, birders in the field, and holiday visitors alike will find this book both delightful and useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300103601
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
963,734
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction4
What's in a Name?6
The Use of Photographs in Field Guides7
Topography9
Glossary9
Climate, Vegetation and Habitats10
Migration19
Visiting the Region21
Species Descriptions22
Picture Credits186
Further Reading187
Useful Contacts187
Index188

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