Amazing Bird Facts and Trivia: A Treasury of Facts and Trivia about the Avian World

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Chartwell Books, Mar 31, 2011 - Nature - 192 pages
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For lovers of birds and trivia, this captivating book features a wealth of fascinating facts, figures, and folklore about our feathered friends. It’s beautifully illustrated throughout with colorful artworks and photographs.

Each book in the 6.5in x 8in Amazing Facts and Trivia series is beautifully illustrated and contains hundreds of colorful pieces of artwork, photographs, and diagrams. These quirky books are designed to be opened to any page so that readers can discover intriguing stories, facts, tips, and trivia.

The wide-ranging information in this book is provided in snippets with entertaining illustrations, to be read and savored. Open it to any page and learn fascinating avian facts to share with your friends and family.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
10
ORIGINS DEVELOPMENT
12
BIRD SOUNDS
13
BEHAVIOR COMMUNICATION
14
BIRD POPULATIONS
15
FEATHERS PLUMAGE
16
SENSES
17
FLIGHT FACTS
19
PHYSICAL FEATS
22
BIG AND SMALL
23
EGG MATTERS
24
BIRDWATCHING
27
HUMANS BIRDS
34
MIGRATION NAVIGATION
48
INTRODUCING
118
INDEX
184

NESTING HABITS
20
LIFE SPAN
21

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Dr. Roger Lederer is Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences at California State University, Chico, where he has taught for more than 30 years, including courses in ornithology, conservation, and ecology. Dr. Lederer has given many public presentations and workshops, and has published more than 30 scientific papers and books, including two field guides to birds. Focusing on environmental education in recent years, Dr. Lederer served as the first Jack Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy at California State University, Chico.

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