"of interest to all from beginner to expert"
Life of Birds book by David Attenborough
There are more than 9000 species of birds, spanning the globe, from deserts to jungles, and from mountain tops to
sea shores. David Attenborough presents the results of
recent research into aspects of bird behaviour, such as how they find food, their complex social systems, and their
ingenious ways of mating and breeding. Frigate-birds, blue-footed boobies,
great egrets, hummingbirds and giant moa - no bird can
escape the evolutionary pressure to impress, outwit and outdo in the
struggle to survive.
Lyrical descriptions and colourful photos and sightings of the hilarious and the downright
bizarre. Attenborough's quest for the most striking birds takes us from Pyrenees
peaks to the ice of Antarctica, flushing bare-necked umbrella birds,
torrent ducks and the brilliant orange, bunny-hopping cock of the rock.
Bird lovers will flock to this exceptional 320-page hardback book. This is a splendid
accompaniment to the BBC TV series.
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