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Flamingo

Author: Caitlin R Kight
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books LTD, 2015. ©2015
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With its distinctive pink coloring and one-legged stance, the flamingo is possibly the most easily recognized bird in the world. But what most of us don't know is that there are actually six different species of flamingo, each differing in size and hue, and despite excellent fossil records, scientists have, until recently, had a difficult time positioning the flamingo within the avian genetic tree. Flamingo  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlin R Kight
ISBN: 9781780234250 1780234252
OCLC Number: 891613678
Description: 175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Flamingo behaviour --
Flamingos in the early human consciousness --
The rise of the modern flamingo --
A breed apart : pink plastic flamingos --
The future of flamingos --
Timeline.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Caitlin R. Kight.

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Flamingo presents the natural and cultural history of the bird in an accessible way, including its behaviors, habitats and rich symbolism. It describes how the bird gets its distinctive pink colour,  Read more...

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