The nuthatch is one of only of a few birds to rely largely on stored food for winter survival and to live as a territorial pair throughout the year. This text is based on the European Nuthatch, with comparative information on the other west Palearctic and world species.
The Nuthatches is based on the European Nuthatch, with comparative information on the other west Paleartic and world species. Comparisons with other nuthatch species provide general perspectives on biological species separation problems. Features: * Comparative information on the other west Paleartic and world species * Provides general perspectives on biological species separation problems
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Erik Matthysen Residence: Antwerp, Belgium Affiliation: University of Antwerp, Belgium
Table of Contents
Introduction: Introducing the Nuthatches. The Eurasian Nuthatch: Taxonomy, Morphology and Moult. Habitat and Population Densities. Foraging, Food and Hoarding. The Pair and Its Territory. Breeding Biology. Finding a Territory. Dispersal and Migration. Population Dynamics. Nuthatches in Forest Fragments. Nuthatches of the World: The Mediterranean Nuthatches. The Rock Nuthatches. Oriental Nuthatches. New World Nuthatches. Subject Index.
The Nuthatches by Erik Matthysen
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