Download e-book for iPad: Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs: How the Struggle for Survival by Roger Lederer

By Roger Lederer

“Reveals the unusual and wondrous variations birds depend upon to get by.” —National Audubon Society

once we see a chicken flying from department to department fortunately chirping, you possibly can think they lead an easy lifetime of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don’t see is the laborious, life-threatening demanding situations they face at each moment. Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs publications the reader throughout the myriad, and infrequently nearly brilliant, issues that birds do each day to simply remain alive. just like the goldfinch, which manages severe climate alterations through doubling the density of its plumage in wintry weather. Or city birds, which navigate site visitors via a prepared knowing of published velocity limits. In attractive and obtainable prose, Roger Lederer stocks how and why birds use their sensory skills to work out ultraviolet, locate nutrients with no seeing it, fly hundreds of thousands of miles with out preventing, swap their songs in noisy towns, navigate by means of odor, and lots more and plenty more.

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