The moult strategies of birds are not only of importance in their impact on a species' ecology and energetics but as a valuable tool for anyone studying the migration and population dynamics of bird species. A proper understanding of how tethers are replaced, and the precise differences in appearance of the various feather generations, can allow ringers, scientists and the keen birdwatcher to age first-year and adult birds and to detect the moult strategy of the bird in question. Lukas Jenni and Raffael Winkler have combined these themes and produced a book which will be valuable both to the professional ornithologist and the bird ringer. The first part gives an up to date summary of the moult strategies and moult sequences of European pesserines and discusses the ecological consequences of moult. Throughout the book, the authors draw on the enormous amount of data on moult collected by them over 15 years of study which, combined with data from the literature, allow them to present a new synthesis of the subject. The second part of the book is part of value to ringers. Following a general introduction to ageing, detailed moult profiles are given for 50 species of European passerines representing all the major moult strategies, backed up with useful summary statistics, schematic diagrams of the extent of moult and indications of the variation within each species. For the first time, the extent of partial and suspended moults is presented in detail. This book features over 480 colour photographs of extended wings which show the entire range of moult patterns and of plumage ageing criteria. An appendix gives supplementary information on ageing birds by the degree of pneumatization of the skull. This book is both a major reference for ornithologists, zoologists, bird ringers and dedicated birdwatchers, and a work of great scholarship and beauty.
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Lukas Jenni was a volunteer at the Swiss Ornithological Institute while studying zoology, botany, geology and chemistry at Basel University. His interest in moult and ageing arose while working with Raffael Winkler. His main research interests are in ecology and the physiology of bird migration, as well as moult biology. Raffael Winkler graduated with a PhD thesis on the pneumatization of the skull roof in birds. In 1980 he was elected curator of the bird collection at the Natural History Museum, Basel. Since then, he has edited the Avifauna of Switzerland and carried on the Museum's own tradition in moult research.
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Book Description Poyser, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006261487
Book Description Academic Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 012384150X Good++; Hardcover; Covers are clean and glossy with a small repair to the top right spine edge; The four corners of the covers have been fitted with clear plastic edge-protectors; Clean textblock edges; The endpapers and all text pages and illustrations are clean and unmarked; Binding is excellent with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5 9.75 tall); Large-Format; White matte covers with passerine illustration, and title in blue lettering; 1994, Academic Press; 224 pages; "Moult and Ageing of European Passerines," by Lukas Jenni & Raffael Winkler. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-S7901707135
Book Description Academic Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 012384150X For your consideration is the title, "Moult and Ageing of European Passerines," by Lukas Jenni & Raffael Winkler. Our book is graded Very Good and is nice overall condition. The covers are clean and glossy with minor edge-scuffing and slightly "bumped" edge-corners. One edge-corner has been fitted with a clear corner protector. The textblock edges are unblemished. The endpapers and all text pages and illustrations are clean and unmarked. The binding is good with no splits. This book will be stored and delivered in a secure storage box with foam padding. Published by Academic Press, 1994; 224 pages; Hardcover binding; Large-Format; White matte covers with passerine illustration, and title in blue lettering. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-R8304604235