Grouse (Collins New Naturalist)
Covers four of the most emblematic species of our upland regions. Collectively they have the most fascinating life histories of any bird group, individually they have their own stories to tell. The ptarmigan is a resident of our highest mountain areas, the black grouse is famous for its exraordinaty mating displays, the capercaille is one of our largest birds and the red grouse is one of the most researched species. This title offers a fscinating insight into the natural history and biology of these birds, including aspects of their behaviour, the historical relevance of their names, the reason behind population fluctuations and international conservation efforts.
- ISBN: 9780007150984
- Author(s): Adam Watson, Robert Moss
- Stock Code: 7150984
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs, Tables
- Pages: 529
- Published: 2008
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Driven grouse shooting, where flocks of Red Grouse are chased by lines of beaters so that they fly over lines of 'guns' that shoot the fast-flying birds, is a peculiarly British fieldsport. It is also peculiarly British in that it is deeply rooted in the British class system. Ever-controversial, Mark Avery is guaranteed to stir up a debate about fieldsports, the countryside and big business in a book that all British conservationists will want to read.