RSPB Spotlight Swifts and Swallows

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Author: Mike Unwin

Published by: Bloomsbury Wildlife

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RSPB Spotlight Swifts and Swallows:  People all over Britain and Europe have long welcomed the arrival of swifts and swallows as a promise of summer being just around the corner. And with their similar long wings and dashing flight, it is perhaps understandable that we often confuse the two birds. After all, they have much in common: both feed on flying insects, both breed around buildings, and both are long-distance migrants that spend winter in Africa.

But appearances can be deceptive. Swifts and swallows are completely unrelated birds that have adapted through evolution to survive in similar ways. In Spotlight: Swifts and Swallows, Mike Unwin reveals their fascinating lifestyles, explains how and why they have acquired their similarities, and ways in which we can help protect them.

The Spotlight series introduces readers to the lives and behaviour of our favourite animals with eye-catching colour photography and informative expert text.

 

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Additional information

ISBN

9781472950116

Year of publication

2018

No of pages

128

No of photos

200

Page dimensions

210 x 152 x 8 (mm)

Type of cover

Softback/paperback

Published by

Bloomsbury Wildlife

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