The Dippers by Stephanie J. Tyler
(Poyser Monographs)

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Dippers are the world's only truly aquatic passerine birds and for the birdwatcher and naturalist the Dipper's remarkable swimming and diving abilities are only added to by the beauty of their preferred but threatened habitat, the fast flowing streams of the wild uplands. Territorial behaviour, breeding biology, diet, movements and population dynamics are all discussed in relation to the Dipper's adaptations to an aquatic lifestyle in environments coming under increasing pressure from man's current changes in land use. The text is supported by numerous figures and photographs, and also by the delightful drawings of Darren Rees.
 

About Stephanie J. Tyler

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Stephanie Tyler, the Conservation Officer of the RSPB in Wales, has studied Welsh Dippers for 20 years and also travelled to Canada, California, the Andes and Nepal in her quest to observe the other four dipper species. In 1984, Steve Ormerod from the University of Wales at Cardiff added his skills as an invertebrate biologist to her work on the distribution of Dippers in relation to food supply.In this book they bring together their own work with that of others to paint a picture of Dipper biology worldwide. Territorial behaviour, breeding biology, diet, movements and population dynamics are all discussed in relation to the Dippers' adaptations to an aquatic lifestyle.
 
Published January 23, 1995 by Academic Press. 225 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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