The Barn Swallow
The Barn Swallow is a familiar and popular bird throughout the world. It is one of the most widely distributed bird species. Its habit of nesting close to human habitation has made this elegant bird a part of farmyard and village life and a welcome herald of spring. There are chapters on its flying skills and feeding habits, mate choice, breeding strategies, nest sites, eggs and incubation, nestling rearing, productivity and survival, migratory behaviour and population dynamics. It also considers changes in populations and behaviour in relation to intensive agriculture and climatic change.
The Barn Swallow is both engaging and authoritative with amazing insights into the life of the bird, such as the importance of tail feathers when finding a mate. 304 pages.
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