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By Sy Montgomery

ISBN-10: 1416569847

ISBN-13: 9781416569848

ISBN-10: 1416569855

ISBN-13: 9781416569855

Meet the women: a flock of shrewdpermanent, affectionate, hugely individualistic chickens who stopover at their favourite associates, devise other ways to conceal from foxes, and mob the writer like she’s a rock superstar. In those pages you’ll additionally meet Maya and Zuni, orphaned child hummingbirds who hatched from eggs the dimensions of military beans, and who're little greater than air bubbles fringed with feathers. Their lives grasp precariously within the balance—but with human aid, they might in the future overcome the sky.

Snowball is a cockatoo whose dance video went viral on YouTube and who’s now instructing schoolchildren the way to dance. You’ll meet Harris’s hawks named fireplace and Smoke. And you’ll come to understand and love a number of alternative avian characters who will swap your brain perpetually approximately who birds quite are.

Each of those birds indicates a special and totally extraordinary point of what makes a poultry a bird—and those are the teachings of Birdology: that birds are a long way stranger, extra wondrous, and even as extra like us than we'd have dared to visualize. In Birdology, beloved writer of The reliable reliable Pig Sy Montgomery explores the essence of the otherworldly creatures we see each day. in terms of her adventures with seven birds—wild, tame, unique, and common—she weaves new medical insights and narrative to bare seven kernels of fowl knowledge.

The first lesson of Birdology is that, irrespective of how universal they're, Birds Are members, as every one of Montgomery’s certain women essentially exhibits. within the leech-infested rain woodland of Queensland, you’ll come nose to nose with a cassowary—a 150-pound, man-tall, flightless chicken with a helmet of bone on its head and a slashing razor-like toenail with which it (occasionally) eviscerates people—proof that Birds Are Dinosaurs. You’ll examine from hawks that Birds Are Fierce; from pigeons, how Birds locate Their method domestic; from parrots, what it implies that Birds Can speak; and from 50,000 crows who moved right into a small city’s downtown, that Birds Are all over the place. they're the winged extraterrestrial beings who encompass us.


Birdology
explains simply how very "other" birds are: Their hearts appear like these of crocodiles. they're coated with converted scales, that are known as feathers. Their bones are hole. Their our bodies are permeated with wide air sacs. they've got no fingers. they provide delivery to eggs. but regardless of birds’ and people’ disparate evolutionary paths, we percentage emotional and highbrow skills that let us to speak or even shape deep bonds. after we start to understand who birds relatively are, we deepen our means to technique, comprehend, and love those otherworldly creatures. And this, eventually, is the valuable lesson of Birdology: it communicates a heartfelt fascination and awe for birds and restores our connection to those complicated, mysterious fellow creatures.

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