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[Book review] Bird trapping and bird banding: A handbook for tapping methods all over the world

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This book is a translation of a German edition published in 1978 by Die Neue Brehm-Bucherei, which in turn is a summary of four parts published earlier (1967-1970). Its main title, a direct translation of the German Vogelfang und Vogelberingung is misleading. Only six pages deal with matters one might usually expect in a book with "bird banding" as part of the title. This includes a single paragraph that admonishes against brightly colored clothing, one stating that binoculars are indispensable when checking trapping locations, and a half-page on dangers to the bander such as sinking in marshes and falling from ladders and cliffs. The remaining five pages deal with gathering cages or devices and with handling and releasing birds.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
[Book review] Bird trapping and bird banding: A handbook for tapping methods all over the world
Series title:
The Auk
Volume:
110
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
2 p.
First page:
421
Last page:
422
Public Comments:
A review of: Bird trapping and bird banding: A handbook for tapping methods all over the world. Hans Bub, Translated by Frances Hamerstrom and Karin WuertzSchaefer. 1991. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. 330 pp., 456 text figures. ISBN 0-8014-2525-5.