The American Robin

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University of Texas Press, 1999 - Nature - 93 pages
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In this book, Roland Wauer offers a complete natural history of the American Robin for a popular audience. Combining his own observations as a field naturalist with data gleaned from the scientific literature, he describes the American Robin from every angle - appearance and biology, distribution, behavior, life cycle, and enemies and threats. In addition, he explores the legends and lore surrounding robins ("Whoever kills a robin redbreast will never have good luck were they to live a thousand years") and offers suggestions for attracting robins to your yard with favorite foods, water, landscape plantings, and nesting places. One of the few native North American birds that has benefited from human development, the American Robin has always appeared wherever a farmer broke up the hard prairie sod or a city offered suburban neighborhoods, parks, gardens, and orchards. For everyone who wants to learn more about this most adaptable and friendly bird, The American Robin is the perfect place to start.

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Here is a concise yet authoritative life history of the best-known bird in America. Wauer, a long-time National Park Service naturalist, is author of A Birder's West Indies (Univ. of Texas, 1996 ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

A retired National Park Service park interpreter, scientist, and resource specialist, Roland Wauer is now a freelance nature writer in Victoria, Texas.

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