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The Brown Hare

Series: Mammal Society Species Series

By: Stephen Tapper and Derek Yalden

29 pages, Col photos, bw photos, figs, maps

Mammal Society

Paperback | Nov 2010 | Edition: 2 | #188864 | ISBN-13: 9780906282687
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £4.99 $6/€6 approx

About this book

This comprehensive, indispensable guide to the Brown Hare covers all aspects of the biology, ecology and conservation of the species, and is complete with colour photos, illustrations and maps. It contains detailed information on the status and distribution of the species as well as field signs, social and breeding behaviour, reproductive performance and the all-too-common threats, from predators and diseases through to the human impact.


Contents

Brown hares and their relatives
Features of the Lagomorpha
General appearance of Britain's hares and rabbits
Field signs
Status and distribution of the brown hare
Diet and feeding habits
The farmland ecology of hares
Social and breeding behaviour
Reproductive performance
Mortality - disease
Mortality - predation
Mortality - hunting, coursing, shooting and poaching
Conservation
References and further reading


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