The Golden Oriole by Paul Mason
(Poyser Monographs)

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One of Britain's rarest breeding birds, the Golden Oriole is also one
of its most charismatic. Females are a vivid green, while the males of
this species are a stunning yellow and black, with an extraordinary and
unforgettable song. A long-distance migrant, the orioles return to
breed in early May at just a few sites, almost all of which are in

Jake Allsop and Paul Mason's The Golden Oriole looks in detail at the
biology of this spectacular species, with sections on breeding biology,
feeding ecology, evolution, population dynamics, mimicry, migration and
conservation, as well as a discussion of the biology of other species
in the genus. A colour section showcases this photogenic species to
full effect, complemented by high-quality black-and-white illustrations
throughout. The fascinating history of the bird's distribution is also
covered extensively, stemming from the authors' first-hand experience
of the battle to help the species retain a toehold in Britain.

The Golden Oriole is a much-admired bird, sought by serious and casual
birders alike for the beauty of its plumage and song, as well as for
its rarity. By bringing the biology of this elusive species to light,
this book will prove a popular addition to the Poyser list.

About Paul Mason

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Jake Allsop and Paul Mason are the Secretary and Chairman respectivelyof the Golden Oriole Group. Working closely with the RSPB, the GOG hasmonitored and helped to protect the UK population of orioles in theirfenland stronghold for more than twenty years.Allsop and Mason were atthe forefront of the ultimately successful battle tosave the orioles' last breeding area, Lakenheath in Suffolk, fromdeforestation.
Published August 14, 2009 by Poyser. 280 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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