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

June 16, 2010

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1993
Title [Book review] Bird trapping and bird banding: A handbook for tapping methods all over the world
DOI
Authors R. B. Clapp
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title The Auk
Series Number
Index ID 5223584
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center