A Bird A Day - A Day (Hardback)
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A Bird A Day - A Day (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 03/09/2020
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Waterstones Says

A ravishing blend of ornithology, photography and art, Couzens’s exquisite book delivers an avian treat for every day of the year, accompanied by sublime illustration.

The beauty and fascination of birds is unrivalled. Every day of the year, immerse yourself in their world with an entry from A Bird of Day, where Dominic Couzens offers an insight into everything from the humble Robin to Emperor Penguins, who are in the midst of Arctic storms protecting their young on 1 July. Or discover the fate of the Passenger Pigeon which became extinct through overhunting on 1 September 2014. If you ever visit the Himalayan uplands, go in late November when you can see a flock of the cobalt blue Grandala birds, which is one of the wonders of the natural world.

The author is a world expert on birds and particularly bird behaviour and he reveals endless fascinating stories of birds from all over the globe to give a rich tapestry of avian life with stunning photography, illustration and arresting art. All of bird life is covered, from nesting, migration, and courting to birdsong and curious bird behaviour.

From the promiscuous Fairywren of Australia, who gives petals to his mistresses, to the singing instructions of the female Northern Cardinal in North America, this is a delightful dip-in-and-out book for any nature lover.

Publisher: Batsford Ltd
ISBN: 9781849945868
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 221 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Couzens has created a nuanced book that offers many windows, roads, nooks and crannies to enhance our own personal journey with birds.' - Birdwatch

'This is an attractive book to look at and an interesting one to read. It would make a very good Christmas present for just about anyone who is interested in birds, whatever their level of knowledge.' - Mark Avery

'An ideal reference book for fledgling ornithologists.' - Mary Skipworth, The Field

'For dipping into – and learning a lot when you do' - Stephen Moss, Mark Avery Blog

'Perfect for dipping into, beautifully written, and great to look at.' - Birdwatching, Book of the Month

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