Cart
Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
Over 5 million books in stock
We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
Secret Lives of British Birds By Dominic Couzens

Secret Lives of British Birds by Dominic Couzens

Condition - Very Good
$42.99
5 in stock

Summary

Following the bestselling "Secret Lives of Garden Birds", this book takes us on a trip around Britain's principal habitats looks beyond the confines of gardens and parks to expose the extraordinary hidden world of some the most familiar birds. It also helps us find out how all these birds cope with living in seemingly inhospitable habitats.

Secret Lives of British Birds Summary

Secret Lives of British Birds by Dominic Couzens

Britain's birds are among the best loved in the world, and also among the best studied. In recent times, these studies, rather like tabloid exclusives, have thrown up some surprising revelations and sullied a few reputations in the process. They have, above all, demonstrated that many of our birds lead much more complex lives than we previously thought. Following in the footsteps of the bestselling "Secret Lives of Garden Birds", this trip around Britain's principal habitats looks beyond the confines of our gardens and parks to expose the extraordinary hidden world of some our most familiar birds. We learn the secrets of romance from Mute Swans, meet the perfect father in the Guillemot, the estranged couple (of Chiffchaffs) who share the same territory, and enter the bizarre, high-rise society of the Dotterel in which women rule. We also meet the ultimate killers, both by day (Peregrine) and by night (Barn Owl), and encounter the only true living monster in Scotland. At the same time, we find out how all these birds cope with living in seemingly inhospitable habitats such as muddy estuaries, lonely moorland or open ocean. Dominic Couzens is an acclaimed writer and bird tour leader, whose popular monthly columns in "BBC Wildlife and Birdwatching" magazines have brought a fresh and dynamic approach to writing about birds and birdwatching. His previous publications include "Identifying Birds by Behaviour" and "Secret Lives of Garden Birds". Peter Partington's painting is widely admired for the uniquely vibrant and fluid style in which he captures the essence of bird behaviour. His previous publications include "Learn to Draw Birds" and "Secret Lives of Garden Birds".

About Dominic Couzens

Dominic Couzens has worked as a freelance ornithologist for several years, running birdwatching courses and leading birding tours in Britain and abroad. He has a monthly column in the popular magazines Birdwatching and BBC Wildlife, and has written several books.

Additional information

GOR001702890
Secret Lives of British Birds by Dominic Couzens
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2006-09-29
0713682809
9780713682809
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

Customer Reviews - Secret Lives of British Birds