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Farming and Birds

By: R O'Connor and M Shrubb

304 pages, 5 b/w photos, 44 tables, line diagrams, 24 vignettes

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 1990 | #5850 | ISBN: 0521389739
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About this book

Resulting from the cooperation between a professional ornithologist and a working cereal farmer, and based on data from the BTO's Common Bird Census and Nest Record Scheme, this book reviews the effects of agricultural development on bird populations in Britain.
`...an invaluable and timely documentation of the responses of birds to changes in farming practices.' CJ Feare, BTO Bird Study.


Contents

Preface; 1. The historical background to modern agriculture; 2. The farmland bird community; 3. Farmland as a nesting habitat; 4. Food and feeding behaviour; 5. Modern agriculture: the consequences of specialisation; 6. Farm structure and bird habitats; 7. The effects of hedges and hedgerow loss on farmland birds; 8. the impact of farming practice on birds; 9. Pesticides and pollution; 10. Crop protection, shooting and persecution; 11. The outlook for farming and birds; Appendices; References; Glossary; Index.

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