Do Birds Have Knees?
This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves as they go about their birding. How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter? Why don't swallows stay in Africa? Are birds really dinosaurs, or were dinosaurs really birds? And do birds have knees? Taking a 'questions and answers' approach, each specific question leads to an answer which expands the theme under discussion, so that all aspects of bird life and the hobby of birding are covered. The scientifically rigorous answers together form an impressive and fascinating body of bird-related information. This highly readable book will intrigue anyone with an interest in birds.
- ISBN: 9781472932358
- Author(s): Stephen Moss
- Stock Code: 2932358
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs
- Pages: 240
- Published: 2016
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The way birds behave is one of the vital keys to accurate identification and this book provides the experienced instruction needed to understand and get the most out of watching birds. The guide covers all the fundamental types of bird behaviour, including movement, feeding, breeding, migration, navigation, distribution, range, life and death, all of which are illustrated with beautiful photographs. There is a whole section dedicated to the behaviour of different species groups, from divers and grebes through to sparrows, buntings and finches.
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Naturalist and author Stephen Moss lives in the longest village in England - Mark, on the Somerset Levels. This ancient country parish, dating from before the Domesday Book, has been reclaimed from the sea over many centuries. Today the landscape bears witness to its eventful past, and is criss-crossed with watery ditches and broad droves, down which livestock was once taken to market. These are now home to a rich selection of resident and visiting wildlife: rooks and roe deer; sparrows and snowdrops; buzzards, badgers and butterflies. B/w illustrations, 205pp. 2012
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An enduring classic that remains a standard work on the subject, this concise atlas of avian anatomy is one of the most heavily illustrated references ever written on the subject. It is aimed at both post graduate students and general bird- lovers and discusses why birds look and act the way they do. It covers systematics, evolution, topography, feathers and flight as well as the whole biological functions of birds.
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Have you ever wondered what 'our' birds get up to when they're not pinching our peanuts, pilfering our pyracantha berries or nesting under the eaves of our homes? The One Show's natural history star Mike Dilger tells us the answers in Nightingales in November. This brilliant almanac tells the very different personal and annual stories of twelve well-known birds we deign to call 'British'. Nightingales in November is a great read for anyone with a fondness for British birds.