Birds (Gems of Nature)

Mark E. Hauber
NZD $27.99

Birds introduces you to 75 fascinating species from around the world.

Birds is a beautiful introduction to 75 of our feathered friends. From the everyday birds we see in our backyards to the rare species that we might never catch a glimpse of, the world of birds is vast and varied. They can be found in every habitat on earth, including penguins in the Antarctic, flycatchers in tropical forests, and flamingos on Caribbean shores. Using beautifully coloured illustrations, this book showcases a select few from this diverse class of animals. Water birds, including ducks and herons, songbirds, birds of prey, cuckoos, woodpeckers and hummingbirds are all featured to show the range of avian life around us. With information about courtship displays, breeding strategies, nesting habits and egg types, Birds is a handy guide to their lifestyles, habitats and plumage.

Author bio:

Mark E Hauber is a behavioral ecologist and conservation scientist in the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he is the Harley Jones Van Cleave Professor of Host-Parasite Interactions. He is the author of The Book of Eggs (Ivy Press) and a regular contributor to scientific journals.

Category: Natural history
ISBN: 9780711258433
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Ivy Press
Pub Date: May 2021
Page Extent: 176
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Wildlife: birds & birdwatching