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By Michael Shrubb

With its remarkable green-black and white plumage and distinct pee-wit
call, the Lapwing is certainly one of Britain's best-known birds. Lapwings depend
on agricultural land to reproduce and are thought of a barometer of the
health of this habitat; the inhabitants has crashed over contemporary decades,
partly because of alterations in farming practices. In iciness, Lapwings switch
to coastal parts and to wetlands, together with these in suburban areas,
where huge, noisy flocks can assemble.

Michael Shrubb's The Lapwing
is a concise but authoritative monograph of this renowned species; a
thorough evaluate of Lapwing biology comprises sections on population
dynamics, feeding ecology, habitat use, migration, and conservation;
there is an impressively precise overview of our present understanding
of breeding biology, plus dialogue of a few different species in the
genus.

The Lapwing is a superb
addition to the Poyser record. Of curiosity to either novice naturalists,
who will take pleasure in insights into the birds' lives, and to lecturers, who
will enjoy the large review of present examine, this name will
remain the definitive paintings at the species for a few years to come.

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