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The Greater Flamingo

The book summarises our current understanding of flamingo biology, with detailed discussion of population dynamics, evolution and systematics, migration and movements, feeding, reproduction and conservation.

 


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Alan Johnson devoted much of his professional life to research and conservation of the Greater Flamingo in the Camargue, Mediterranean France, where he worked at the Tour du Valat biological station from the 1960s until his retirement in 2001. He was also the chair of the Wetlands International/IUCN Flamingo Specialist Group from 1978 to 2004.

Together with Frank Cézilly, professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Dijon, also long associated with flamingo research in the Camargue, Alan has published the definitive account of the biology and conservation of this species. The book summarises our current understanding of flamingo biology, with detailed discussion of population dynamics, evolution and systematics, migration and movements, feeding, reproduction and conservation. 

It is illustrated throughout with examples from the authors’ work on the famous Camargue flamingos, and with a series of stunning full-colour photographs. The book includes a detailed inventory of sites important for Greater Flamingos throughout their range in Europe, Africa and south-west Asia, and outlines future challenges for research.

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