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Understanding bird behaviour

Author: Stephen Moss; Wildlife Trusts (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Moss; Wildlife Trusts (Great Britain)
ISBN: 1472912063 9781472912060
OCLC Number: 898418820
Notes: Published in association with the Wildlife Trusts.
Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE TYPES OF BIRD BEHAVIOUR --
ch. 1 Movement --
Feathers and flight --
Swimming and diving --
Walking and running --
Flocking --
Roosting and sleeping --
ch. 2 Feeding --
Food types and feeding methods --
Predators --
Specialist feeders --
Drinking --
ch. 3 Breeding --
Timing --
Territory and song --
Courtship, display and mating --
Nest-building --
Egg laying and incubation --
Parental care and fledging --
Hybridisation --
Unusual breeding behaviour --
Polygamy --
ch. 4 Migration and navigation --
Why do birds migrate? --
How do birds navigate? --
Migration strategies --
Unusual migration --
ch. 5 Distribution and range --
Habitats and their influence on behaviour --
Range --
ch. 6 Life and death --
Moult --
Bathing, preening and feather care --
Sight, hearing and smell --
Excretion --
Temperature regulation --
Birds and weather --
Disease and death --
pt. TWO FAMILIES AND SPECIES --
Ducks, Geese and Swans --
Gamebirds Note continued: Divers and Grebes --
Seabirds --
Herons and Egrets --
Raptors --
Rails and Crakes --
Waders --
Gulls and Terns --
Pigeons and Doves --
Owls, Cuckoo and Nightjar --
Parakeet, Kingfisher and Dipper --
Woodpeckers --
Swift, Swallow and Martins --
Larks, Pipits and Wagtails --
Thrushes and Chats --
Robin, Dunnock and Wren --
Warblers --
Flycatchers --
Tits, Nuthatch and Treecreeper --
Shrikes --
Starling --
Crows --
Sparrows and Buntings --
Finches.
Responsibility: Stephen Moss.
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An information-packed introduction to bird behavior, suitable for both the novice birdwatcher and the experienced birder who wants to know more.  Read more...

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