Here Is A Great Question For Us All What Is A Bird

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From the smallest bird in the world, Bee Hummingbird, to ostritch all in one book!

There are some 10,000 bird species in existence today, occupying every continent and virtually every habitat on earth. The variety of bird species is truly astounding, from the tiny Bee Hummingbird to the large flightless Ostrich, making birds one of the most diverse and successful animal groups on the planet. Taking you inside the extraordinary world of birds, What Is a Bird? explores all aspects of these remarkable creatures, providing an up-close look at their morphology, unique internal anatomy and physiology, fascinating and varied behaviour, and ecology. This book features hundreds of colour illustrations and draws on a broad range of examples from the familiar backyard House Sparrow to the most exotic birds of paradise. A must have book for birders and armchair naturalists, What Is a Bird? is a celebration of the rich complexity of birds lives.

Dr. Andy Clements, Chief Executive, British Trust for Ornithology comments…

Scientists who understand birds are ornithologists. In that short sentence there are already that might put off non-specialist members of society who are interested in finding out more about birds. Science and ornithology sound technical and dry by comparison with, say, a dramatically coloured Blue Jay inspiring wonder in your backyard. But don’t be put off. This book, brought to you by established scientists, describes in wondrous terms everything you would ever want to know about birds. And it does so in beautiful detail and with stunning images. Explaining how birds first originated to how they now undertake their awesome, almost magical, journeys of migration, these pages open a door to the forefront of our knowledge. And reading this book may draw you into getting involved. Citizen science, whereby your observations of birds can become that body of science, is your means to participate in saving birds.

Aren’t birds brilliant? This book answers that question with an emphatic, yes!

• An absorbing and beautifully presented exploration of the natural history of birds

• Integrates physiological adaptations with ecology and behaviour

• Features a wealth of color photographs and explanatory figures

• Uses scanning electron microscope imagery to provide a rare close-up view of structures not normally visible

• Provides insights into our complex relationship with birds, from our enduring fascination with them to the threats they face and the challenges of conservation

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In case you are not convinced birds really are brilliant - Great Blue Turaco.

This is a wonderful book packed with stuff about birds that will amaze you and enthuse you about these fantastic creatures. Birds can be enjoyed just about everywhere, just look out of your window, in fact you don’t always have to see them, listen to a Blackbird sing! Such amazingly uplifting creatures birds are so good for us and this book will blow your mind as to how amazing they are! Delve into the lavishly illustrated pages and discover so much more about birds. This book is highly recommended go out and get it, oh or order online if in lockdown!

You can order your copy of this wonderful book from Wildsounds here...

Price: $35.00 / £30.00

ISBN: 978-0-691-20016-3

Published: Dec 8, 2020

Copyright: 2020

Pages: 368

Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

Illus: 400 colour illustrations

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