Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs



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\"Birds have conquered every environment on Earth - including our hearts. This book reminds us that our fates are intertwined with theirs.\" - Gary Langham, chief scientist, National Audubon Society

An engaging, informative narrative that explores how and why bird behaviour is continually evolving.

'Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs' guides the reader through the myriad, and often miraculous, things that birds do every day merely to stay alive. Like the goldfinch, who manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of its plumage in winter. Or urban birds who navigate traffic through a keen understanding of posted speed limits. In engaging and accessible prose, Lederer shares how and why birds use their sensory abilities to see ultraviolet, find food without seeing it, fly thousands of miles without stopping, change their songs in noisy cities, navigate by smell, and much more.

• This engrossing narrative will appeal to the general birdwatching audience and more experienced birders who buy every book on the topic.
• Most books on bird behaviour are either in depth species-by-species field guides or inaccessible to the average birder; this book is an easy, enjoyable read that covers bird behaviour across a wide variety of species.
• Lederer is the founder of the very popular website, which is regularly listed as one of the top sites for birders.

96 b/w photographs and illustrations

ISBN: 9781604696486
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/11/2016
RRP: $39.99
Pages: 282
Dimension: 229mm X 152mm
Imprint: Timber Press