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Private Life of Birds
By Stephen Moss

The Private Life of Birds

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Private Life of Birds by Stephen Moss

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Why is the Red-backed Shrike nicknamed "the butcher bird"? When and why do the Birds of Paradise of New Guinea turn themselves upside down while hanging on a twig? Which birds offer each other presents of water-weed? And how long does it take a Swallow to fly from its winter quarters in Africa back to its nest-site in Europe? This book provides answers to the many questions that arise when watching the often mystifying behaviour of birds. From commonplace, day-to-day activities such as feeding and roosting to the more unusual displays involved in courtship and nest-building, this book provides a fascinating insight into the diversity of the bird world. Dramatic examples of bird behaviour are drawn from every continent, highlighting the truly cosmopolitan nature of birds and explaining such amazing avian achievements as migration and mimicry. Illustrated with 240 stunning colour photographs, "The Private Life of Birds" offers both experts and new enthusiasts alike an intricate understanding of bird behaviour, movement, distribution and population.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845374228
ISBN-10: 1845374223
Format: Hardback
(262mm x 183mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Moss

Stephen Moss is the author of several books, including Birds and Weather: a Birdwatcher's Guide (Hamlyn, 1995) and, more recently, Attracting Birds to your Garden for New Holland (2000). A journalist and broadcaster, he writes The Guardian's monthly birdwatching column and produced the BBC Television series Birding with Bill Oddie, for which he also co-wrote the book. He lives in Somerset.

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