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Tundra Plovers:
The Eurasian, Pacific and American Golden Plovers and Grey Plover
Ingvar Byrkjedal & Des Thompson

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"It is a deeply inspired book, the labour of love from a gifted Norwegian/Scottish duo. The book is beautiful for its many original drawings by Ingvar Byrkjedal and for its text, and it provides an incredible, worldwide, compilation of data on the birds' morphology, distribution, population sizes, breeding schedules, breeding behaviour, migration patterns and schedules and diets. If you love, or even just like, plovers and the habitats in which they occur, this is a book for you."--Theunis Piersma, Ardea

"[A] comprehensive review of ecology, behaviour, migrations and biogeography of the genus. The large format and the . . . technique of including extensive detail in appendices and tables at the back of the book allow a wealth of information to be presented; the text is well supported by the numerous photographs and drawings. Arctic and mountain regions fascinate many people; so do shorebirds; not only such specialists but many other birdwatchers will get much use and pleasure from this book."--Jeremy J.D. Greenwood, Habitat

"Written by two authors with over 50 years experience studying tundra plovers between them, this book is as complete an account of their biology as the current state of our knowledge will allow. Every aspect of the ecology of the four species involved is considered in detai. . . . [A] treasure to students and researchers alike. . . . All in all a very nice book. Highly recommended."--Earthlife Web

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