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Rothschild, M. & Clay, T., 1957

Fleas, Flukes and Cuckoos: A Study of Bird Parasites

A classic work. Quite a hard read, but a real eye-opener to anybody who thinks of birds as cute cuddly things. The sheer biodiversity supported by these "aviating zoological gardens" provides the only scientific justification for the large slice of the conservation funding cake that is directed at this small group of organisms.

Can be downloaded from BHL.

Publisher Collins
Pages 304
Web site http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/28804
Illustrations Monochrome photographs, and line drawings.

Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

BIOTA (living things) Background Reading Current
BIOTA (living things) Background Reading Current
AVES (birds) Background Reading Current
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