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By Chris Waltho,John Coulson

a standard sight round the extra northerly seashores of the British Isles, the typical Eider is the most important duck within the northern hemisphere. The eider is very good tailored to cold-water environments; the insulating homes of eider down are iconic. The species is taxonomically fascinating, with more than a few well-marked subspecies reflecting the styles of ice assurance in the course of historic glaciations, and those geese have additionally supplied the point of interest for a few vital behavioural experiences, specifically on feeding ecology and effort budgets.

Eiders have an extended organization with people, and feature deep cultural importance in lots of societies. besides the fact that, glossy life are exposing those geese to quite a lot of new pressures.

This monograph presents a complete portrait of the typical Eider; authors Chris Waltho and John Coulson assemble an intensive and numerous overseas literature, with sections on taxonomy, habitats, breeding biology, inhabitants dynamics, nutrition and foraging, dispersal and migration, and conservation.

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