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ecological distribution of birds in southern Africa

J. M. Winterbottom

ecological distribution of birds in southern Africa

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Published by Percy Fitz Patrick Institute of African Ornithology in [Cape Town] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Birds -- Africa, Southern

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J.M. Winterbottom.
    SeriesMonographs of the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology -- no. 1
    ContributionsPercy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology (Cape Town, South Africa)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination82 p. :
    Number of Pages82
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14588440M

    Updates & Corrections – August UPDATES and CORRECTIONS, to accompany the eBird/Clements Checklist v spreadsheet F.A. Speciation and ecological distribution of American jays of the genus Aphelocoma. University of California Publications in Zoology Roberts Birds of southern Africa. Trustees of the John. Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB) "When it comes to explaining the theory and practice of niche modeling and species distribution modeling, this is the right book at the right time by the right authors. The book provides a vigorous exploration of a key concept—the ecological niche—and an equally vigorous discussion. Birds of Rajasthan. by Vyas, Rakesh. , pp, ISBN: hardcover; this is an introductory guide to about species found in the northwest region of India's Rajasthan, adjacent to Pakistan; each bird receives one medium-sized but good color photograph; an additional photograph is shown for the female for 52 of the species at the end of the book; the half-page of material for. In his classic book On the Origin of the Species (), Darwin devoted two chapters to plant and animal distribution. He noted that each continent or region had representative and distinctive species, yet each species possessed some qualities and characteristics found .

    This book presents an up-to-date, detailed and thorough review of the most fascinating ecological findings of bird migration. It deals with all aspects of this absorbing subject, including the problems of navigation and vagrancy, the timing and physiological control of migration, the factors that limit their populations, and more.


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OCLC Number: Description: xxiv, pages: illustrations, maps ; 25 cm: Contents: The pleistocene environment in Southern Africa / H.B.S. Cooke --Pollen analysis and its contribution to the palaeoecology of the pleistocene in Southern Africa / E.M.

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