Birds: Their Habits and Skills
An unusual collection of curious facts about all birds. Annotation. Account of the behaviour and physiology of birds. Covers special features of birds, evolution of birds, the life cycle, the senses, the minds of birds, and interaction between birds and humans. Discusses the destruction of the world's wild bird population by human expansion. Kaplan is an ethologist and social scientist who works in biological sciences and education at University of New England, where Rogers is Professor of Neuroscience and Animal Behaviour. Previous titles by the pair include 'Not Only Roars and Rituals' and 'Orang-utans'. Annotation. Drawing on their extensive experience in the study and rehabilitation of birds, two professors of animal behavior at the U. of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, have written an informative volume on bird behavior. Written for the non-specialist bird-watcher, and including many examples of particular birds, the volume describes the special features and evolution of birds, the stages of their life cycle, how their senses function, their capacity for learning and communication, and their interaction with humans. The volume is annotated and includes a selected bibliography. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group.
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