People who live on the coast will know many of these birds.
The poster “COASTAL BIRDS”
is full of them so that everyone else can also get a look at them.
They are shown in their summer and winter plumage, flying, swimming, or just standing around.
In some cases, the different plumage of male and female is shown.
Juvenile forms are also to be seen.
The length of the birds from beak to tail is given, as is the wingspan.
Interesting things, worth knowing about some of the depicted birds:
eat about 400-500 g of fish daily.
Their food consumption increases to about 700g in the breeding season which lasts around 3 months.
They get their food while diving; one record shows an exceptional depth of 63 meters in Lake Constance.
As food catching goes, they are opportunists, taking their booty where it is plentiful and readily available.
The Black-Headed Gull
is known in Latin as Larus Ridibus. The Latin word ridere means to laugh. This is why the Black-Headed Gull is known in the German language as the Laughing Gull.
And then there is the KNOT
This is a bird from the Snipe family (Scolopacidae).
Its Latin name alludes to the Danish King Canute (994-1035), Sovereign over the North-Sea countries, who commanded the sea to retreat.
This bird flies the longest non-stop passage between breeding grounds and summer habitat. Sometimes up to 5000 kilometres.
In order to accomplish this enormous feat the Knot has developed some special abilities and characteristics.
To begin with, Knots eat immense amounts of food on mud-flats before they start on such a long-distance flight.
In this way, they double their normal weight and increase their body-fat deposits.
In order to make room for these extra fat reserves and to prevent too much ballast, Knots are capable of reducing the size of their stomachs. The type of food they eat helps them achieve this.
The arrival of the Golden Plover
in Iceland is the first herald of spring.
The birds are named in English, French, German, and Latin.
The drawings have been done with great attention to detail.
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Art Print on 230 g Paper (m2).