By Richard Cannings

In those pleasant meditations, biologist and chook lover Richard Cannings weaves tales of his own encounters with birds into interesting descriptions in their habit, anatomy, and evolution. He muses over the meadowlarks’ skill to conceal their nests so thoroughly that he has obvious in basic terms in an entire life spent looking for them; the trumpeter swan, as choosy as a two-year previous, 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. masking the whole continent, from the cacophony of a seabird colony at the beaches 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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