Beaks Bones And Bird Songs

Author: Roger Lederer
Editor: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696486
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“Reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by.” —National Audubon Society When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don’t see is the arduous, life-threatening challenges they face at every moment. Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs guides the reader through the myriad, and often almost miraculous, things that birds do every day to merely stay alive. Like the goldfinch, which manages extreme weather changes by doubling the density of its plumage in winter. Or urban birds, which navigate traffic through a keen understanding of posted speed limits. In engaging and accessible prose, Roger Lederer shares how and why birds use their sensory abilities to see ultraviolet, find food without seeing it, fly thousands of miles without stopping, change their songs in noisy cities, navigate by smell, and much more.
Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Roger Lederer
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-22 - Publisher: Timber Press

“Reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by.” —National Audubon Society When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple life of freedom, flight, and feathers. What we don’t see is the arduous, life-threatening
Beaks, Bones & Bird Songs
Language: en
Pages: 281
Authors: Roger J. Lederer
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-22 - Publisher: Timber Press

This guided tour through bird behavior by the author of Latin for Bird Lovers “reveals the strange and wondrous adaptations birds rely on to get by” (National Audubon Society). When we see a bird flying from branch to branch happily chirping, it is easy to imagine they lead a simple
The Art of the Bird
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Roger J. Lederer
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:

The human history of depicting birds dates to as many as 40,000 years ago, when Paleolithic artists took to cave walls to capture winged and other beasts. But the art form has reached its peak in the last four hundred years. In The Art of the Bird, devout birder and
Birds
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Roger J. Lederer
Categories: Birds in art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-03 - Publisher:

In Birds, devout birder and ornithologist Roger J. Lederer celebrates the heyday of avian illustration in 40 artists' profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing through to contemporary artists like Elizabeth Buttersworth, famed for her portraits of macaws. Stretching its wings
The Birds of Bidwell Park
Language: en
Pages: 98
Authors: Roger Lederer
Categories: Birds in art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08 - Publisher:

Unlike any other group of organisms, birds have official common English names and by custom, the names are capitalized. So we have the American Robin, Oak Titmouse, Northern Mockingbird, and Downy Woodpecker. The local jay is often mistakenly called a blue jay, but even though it is blue and is