De Tapuit

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Article number: 9789045036519
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Author Herman van Oosten
Language Dutch
ISBN 9789045036519
Publisher Atlas Contact publisher
Pages 272
Format 21.6 x 14.7 x 2 cm
Binding method Softcover
Pictures no
Year of publication november 2018

The Northern Wheatear is a standard work. From the origin of birds through Aristotle until now. Full of certainties, questions and doubts. About the disappearance of tapuit varieties, about the mutually different evolution of isolated but close (wheat) populations, about the dramatic decrease of tapes since 1980 with ninety percent.

In 'De tapuit' biologist Herman van Oosten describes his research and findings about one of his most beloved birds. The tapper traditionally compels great admiration: no other songbird travels such a large distance between breeding ground and wintering area. Because although tapestries breed all over the world, even in Canada and Alaska, they all hibernate in Africa. In the breeding season you can see tapering flying in the air. At least if you do your best. The tap was a common breeding bird in our countryside, in the dunes and on the heath, but nowadays only three hundred pairs breed in the Netherlands. Only in the spring the birds are still numerous here, if they migrate from Africa to their northern breeding areas and stay in the Netherlands to strengthen. The tap can be recognized by its tail: on it you will find an inverted T.

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