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By Richard Cannings

In those pleasant meditations, biologist and chook lover Richard Cannings weaves tales of his own encounters with birds into attention-grabbing descriptions in their habit, anatomy, and evolution. He muses over the meadowlarks’ skill to conceal their nests so thoroughly that he has obvious merely in a life-time spent looking for them; the trumpeter swan, as choosy as a two-year outdated, devouring potatoes and carrots yet turning up its beak at Brussels sprouts; the northern gannet, with its snowy plumage, black wingtips, and startling blue eyes; the little saw-whet owl, which dabbles in bigamy or even trigamy; and greater than dozen different birds. overlaying the whole continent, from the cacophony of a seabird colony at the seashores of the Atlantic to a symphony of snow ducks at the autumn plains to songbird courtship within the alpine tundra of the Rockies, An attraction of Birds informs and entertains, in a single fell swoop.

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