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By David Cabot

New Naturalist Wildfowl offers a much-anticipated evaluate of the interesting birds that experience turn into icons of our diminishing desolate tract areas.

Wildfowl – swans, ducks and geese – were the topic of poetry, fables, folklore and track, and a resource of notion to writers, artists, historians and naturalists alike. traditionally, they've got featured prominently in our nutrition – extra lately they've got turn into the main commonly domesticated workforce of birds. Wildfowl were scientifically studied extra intensively than the other workforce of birds and have been one of many first teams to focus on extra normal problems with conservation. Their prestige because the most well-liked workforce of birds is underlined via the luck of the unique Wildfowl belief (now the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust).

David Cabot has been passionate about wildfowl for almost sixty years. during this seminal new paintings, he discusses the fifty six species of wildfowl which have been recorded both in a traditional kingdom, or which were brought and now hold self-sustaining populations in Britain and eire. He specializes in their social behaviour, feeding ecology and inhabitants dynamics, and specifically their seasonal migration styles. He additionally explores the evolution and background of wildfowl and our lengthy courting with them, via renowned mythology and legends, which proceed to fascinate us with a feeling of poser and awe.

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