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Ravens in winter

Author: Bernd Heinrich
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Heinrich's account of ravens as they foraged, when he banded fledglings, and in a giant aviary, where he studied them and vice versa.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Heinrich
ISBN: 0679732365 9780679732365 0099801302 9780099801306
OCLC Number: 23652106
Notes: Originally published: New York : Summit Books, 1989.
Description: 379 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Ravens at a moose --
Ravens as hunters and scavengers --
Calling in carcass-openers? --
Selfish herd? --
Corvid comparison --
What is acceptable evidence? --
Early winter confusion --
Are ravens hawks or doves? --
Raven intelligence --
Short work of two sheep --
Cow --
Loner --
Tame birds from the nest --
Another hypothesis --
Territorial adults and wandering juveniles --
Communal roosts --
Do they come from a roost? --
To catch and mark a raven, or two, or more --
Courting and displays --
Individuals --
Spring surprises --
At the nest --
Raven calls --
Residents keep it all --
Why be brave? --
Tradeoffs and complexities --
Cage raisings --
Last roundups.
Responsibility: Bernd Heinrich ; illustrations by the author.
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In order to discover the truth about the social habits of ravens, the author spent four winters observing these birds in the woods of Maine. His adventures in pursuit of his quest read like a  Read more...

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