SALMON, TROUT and CHARR OF THE WORLD: A FISHERMAN'S NATURAL HISTORY. By  Rupert Watson.

SALMON, TROUT and CHARR OF THE WORLD: A FISHERMAN'S NATURAL HISTORY. By Rupert Watson.

BIRDS OF PREY IN THE FIELD: A GUIDE TO THE BRITISH AND EUROPEAN SPECIES.

BIRDS OF PREY IN THE FIELD: A GUIDE TO THE BRITISH AND EUROPEAN SPECIES.

THE PHEASANT: ECOLOGY, MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION. By David Hill and Peter Robertson.

1988 1st edition. Large 8vo (165 x 240mm). Ppxii,281. B/w photographs, illustrations, bibliography. Dark red boards, spine titled in gilt.

A scholarly, comprehensive, but very readable, study of the ecology of the pheasant and its practical implications for gamekeepers and managers of shoots. Chapters include: Introduction - native range and subspecies, introductions outside its native range; Study areas and techniques; During the winter - family groups, diet and starvation, segregation of the sexes, group size and structure, habitat selection, habitat and overwinter survival, predation; Finding mates - post-winter dispersal, males territories and aggression, harems, courtship, choosing and mate; Clutches - selecting a place to nest, home ranges of laying females, laying dates and the numbers of eggs, dumping eggs in the nests of others, behaviour during incubation period, predation during nesting, renesting; Broods; Reared pheasants in the wild - techniques for rearing, releasing strategy and woodlands, releasing, survival, overwinter and pre-breeding ecology, breeding success of hand-reared birds, nature or nurture?; Shooting and its effect on populations; Management - past present and future, management in the USA; Bridging the gap - survey of landowners, the popular conservation movement, economics of woodland management for pheasants, woodland conservation, conservation in cereal fields, winter feeding, conservation conflicts, site safeguards and game conservation.
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Author Hill (David) and Robertson (Peter).
Book Code 5210
ISBN 0632020113 / 9780632020119
Book Description Very good in slightly used dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1988
Publisher BSP Professional Books.
Place Oxford.