Congratulations to Matthieu and Johan on the publication of their monograph on Eurasian and Green-winged Teal.
The Eurasian Teal and Green-winged Teal are familiar birds of the wetlands and waterways of Eurasia and North America. Since they are colourful, easy to observe and abundant, especially in autumn and winter, teal have always been popular, with birdwatchers and hunters alike.
They are also popular with waterfowl scientists. These ducks are excellent model species for ecological research; their small size creates strong constraints in terms of predation risk and energy requirements, leading them to rely on elaborate trade-off strategies throughout the year, and along their vast flyways. Research in these areas provides the backbone of this book.
The Teal looks at distribution and trends in numbers, foraging ecology, breeding behaviour and population dynamics, and the management and conservation of these ducks. It provides a scientifically robust account of these species upon which wetland managers, research scientists and the ornithological community may rely, with wilder implications for the conservation and management of other waterfowl, and for ecological research in general.
The perfect blend of ecological research and species monograph, this book represents the definitive work on two flagship species for wetland conservation.
The book can be ordered from Bloomsbury Publishing.