RSPB Spotlight Crows (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
128
Utgivningsdatum
2021-03-18
Förlag
Bloomsbury Wildlife
Illustratör/Fotograf
200 colour photos
Illustrationer
200 colour photos
Dimensioner
208 x 147 x 10 mm
Vikt
281 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781472971777
RSPB Spotlight Crows (häftad)

RSPB Spotlight Crows

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From Ravens to Jackdaws and Choughs to Jays, crows are among some of Britain's most familiar, abundant and opinion-dividing birds. The UK's eight crow species all belong to the Corvidae family, and they have been deeply intertwined in our lives and culture since prehistoric times. Crows have long attracted a bad press. Reviled as scavengers, crop raiders and jewellery thieves, these birds - known to scientists are corvids - have often found themselves on the wrong end of a shotgun. Yet behind crows' supposed misdemeanours lies exceptional intelligence and resourcefulness, which both explain their success and have taught us much about animal behaviour. In Spotlight Crows, Mike Unwin introduces the UK's eight corvid species, outlining their fascinating natural history and offering essential identification tips. He also explores the mythology and folklore that have embedded these remarkable birds so deeply in our culture, from nursery rhymes to horror movies. The Spotlight series introduces readers to the lives and behaviour of our favourite animals with eye-catching colour photography and informative expert text.
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Mike Unwin is the author of more than 35 books for adults and children, including the RSPB Bird Encyclopedia, RSPB Spotlight Swifts and Swallows and Migration: Incredible Animal Journeys. A specialist in natural history and travel, he writes regularly for numerous publications, including The Independent, The Telegraph, BBC Wildlife and RSPB Nature's Home. Mike was voted UK Travel Writer of the Year 2013 by the British Guild of Travel Writers.

Innehållsförteckning

Meet the Crows Ancestors and Relatives Am All-purpose Anatomy Ultimate Omnivores Crows at Home The Cycle of Life Intelligence and Communication Crows and People Glossary Further Reading and Resources Acknowledgements Image Credits Index