Encounters With the Wise Guys of the Avian World

Book - 2005
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Based on more than a decade of research, Crows offers an accurate, humorous, and wide-ranging introduction to these fascinating birds. Who would have guessed that there are more than 40 species of ravens and crows, all variations on a theme, cawing and croaking their way through the woodlands of North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and various South Sea islands? (Of the temperate continents, only South America doesn't know the charms of these amusing, intelligent birds.) Topics explored include evolution, distribution, diet and food-getting practices (including their ingenious use of tools), social behavior (including the many crow "languages"), and impact on the human imagination, as reflected in mythology, literature, and popular aphorisms. Appealing to both the avid birder or the more casual nature lover, Crows is rich in insight, humor, and stories.
Publisher: Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, c2005
ISBN: 9781553651062
Branch Call Number: 598.864 Sa92c
Characteristics: 113p. : ill


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Feb 07, 2020

Lovely drawings and photos. Well-written and informative. Great intro to the most interesting ex-reptile ever.

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