Mammals in North-East Highlands: Red Deer, Mountain Hares and Others.

Mammals in North-East Highlands: Red Deer, Mountain Hares and Others.

By: Watson, Adam

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Hardcover with illustrated boards, New. First edition, pp 155, colour illustrations, appendix. Timings of antler-shedding by red deer were noted, as well as deer-beds and winter deaths of red deer. The author recounts some old published statements about sheep, deer and vegetation in the Highlands, and uses old sources to estimate the numbers of red deer in Scotland at low ebb in the 1780s. Next he collates field observations by several colleagues and himself on vertebrate animals in the Cairngorms. He documents the abundance of mountain hares amongst different areas, and changes in their numbers within study areas and across years. This leads to a chapter on recent reductions of mountain hares by heavy killing on grouse-moor estates.

Title: Mammals in North-East Highlands: Red Deer, Mountain Hares and Others.

Author: Watson, Adam

Categories: Adam Watson Books, Local Books in Print, Scotland North-east, Scottish Natural History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Paragon Publishing, 2013

ISBN: 1782221476

ISBN 13: 9781782221470

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 100009

Keywords: Mammals, Hares, Deer, Highlands, North-East.,