Birds of the Plains

Birds of the Plains

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"[...]to India and the British Isles. But whereas snipe, geese, and most ducks leave India for the hot weather, many of them remain in Great Britain for the summer and nest there. It is probable that the birds which spend the winter in Great Britain go further north to breed, their place in the British Isles being taken by species that have wintered in Africa. The north of Scotland, even, is too far south to serve as a breeding place for some species. The little jack snipe (Gallinago gallinula) is one of these; he never breeds in England, whereas the common or full snipe (Gallinago c lestis) does. Hence the former is set down as a migrant in England, while the latter is thought to be a permanent resident. In point of fact both are migrants, as we see in India, but while some full snipe find a Scotch summer cool enough for them to breed in, all jack snipe find it insufferably hot.[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507545967
  • 9781507545966

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