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Life of Birds
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Life of Birds

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Director: David Attenborough

Cast: David Attenborough

 
This three-disc set contains the entire BBC series Life of Birds, which employed numerous different cameras to capture hundreds of birds in their natural habitat. The series is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release.

Overview

This three-disc set contains the entire BBC series Life of Birds, which employed numerous different cameras to capture hundreds of birds in their natural habitat. The series is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but with almost ten hours of footage, this disc is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in the subject matter.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/27/2002
UPC:
0794051170125
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Time:
9:40:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. The Most Accomplished Aeronauts [4:47]
2. Insects [2:06]
3. The Origin of Flight [7:56]
4. Emergence of Modern Bird [6:10]
5. Flight for Life [4:10]
6. New Caledonian [6:12]
7. The Noctural Kiwi [3:27]
8. Moas [3:36]
9. Takahe [3:29]
10. Kakapo [6:53]
11. The Coast of New Zealand [4:40]
12. End Credits [:31]
1. Taking Off [5:07]
2. Staying Aloft [5:35]
3. Flying on Thermals [3:24]
4. The Landing [4:10]
5. Caring for Feathers [5:05]
6. Speed [4:48]
7. Hummingbirds [6:47]
8. Preparing for the Journey South [4:07]
9. Flying South [9:43]
10. The Supreme Aeronauts [2:56]
11. Nesting [2:15]
12. End Credits [1:12]
1. Fuel for Flight [7:23]
2. Woodpeckers [2:50]
3. Sapsuckers [5:29]
4. Leaf Eaters [3:22]
5. Nectar Drinking [8:07]
6. Fruit Eaters [2:03]
7. Insects [6:47]
8. New Caledonian Insect Eaters [4:37]
9. Parnerships [4:54]
10. Intimate Partnerships [3:14]
11. The Secrets of South America [5:13]
12. End Credits [1:09]
1. The Hunters [4:47]
2. The Owl [3:23]
3. Buzzards and Kestrels [4:05]
4. Vultures [7:29]
5. Eagles [5:13]
6. Flamingos [4:53]
7. Galapagos Hawks and Shrikes [8:15]
8. The Lammergeier [2:11]
9. The Sparrowhawk and Goshawk [3:36]
10. The Peregrine [4:54]
11. Condors and Caracas [5:13]
12. End Credits [1:12]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Fishing in Streams [5:47]
2. Harpooning Fish [3:40]
3. Attracting Fish [3:52]
4. Skimmers and Dabblers [4:34]
5. Divers [3:26]
6. Shore Fishing [4:27]
7. Coastal Birds [8:17]
8. Underwater Fishing [3:56]
9. The Birds of Lord Howe Island [6:55]
10. The Ancient Murrellet [3:47]
11. Galapagos Sea Birds [5:16]
12. End Credits [1:12]
1. Sounding the Alarm [3:41]
2. Camouflage [6:56]
3. Plumage [3:16]
4. Uniforms [6:41]
5. Sound Signals [4:01]
6. Calls [7:01]
7. Song [2:10]
8. Identifying Calls [4:35]
9. Dawn Chorus [7:01]
10. Lyrebird [3:24]
11. Parrots [5:10]
12. End Credits [1:11]
1. Attracting a Mate [4:30]
2. Courtship [7:32]
3. Hummingbirds [2:28]
4. The Artistry of Nesting [4:45]
5. Beauty [6:29]
6. Dueling for a Mate [2:43]
7. Competing With Calls and Color [6:18]
8. Polygamous Birds [6:06]
9. Living as a Pair [3:54]
10. Fidelity and Infidelity [4:04]
11. Filming Birds [4:40]
12. End Credits [:30]
Side #3 -- Disc 3
1. The Egg [5:30]
2. Nesting [6:20]
3. Building a Nest [4:45]
4. Concealing the Nest [3:36]
5. Building a Home [2:46]
6. Laying an Egg [4:08]
7. Protecting the Egg [7:21]
8. Keeping the Egg Warm [7:21]
9. Irresponsible Parenting [2:41]
10. Cuckoos and Weaver Birds [4:17]
11. Making a Home [5:10]
12. End Credits [1:11]
1. New Life [6:21]
2. Caring for the Chick [4:23]
3. Survival of the Fittest [5:13]
4. Avoiding Responsibility [7:27]
5. Journey to Water [2:41]
6. Avoiding Attack [3:08]
7. Journey to Feed [5:02]
8. Safety in Numbers [3:45]
9. Sociability [7:54]
10. Learning to Fly [2:52]
11. Special Discoveries [5:13]
12. End Credits [1:02]
1. Desert Living [6:08]
2. Heat [3:27]
3. Snow, Ice and Darkness [7:03]
4. The Modern City [3:41]
5. Adjusting to City Life [5:06]
6. Bird and Man [6:49]
7. Foreign Invasion [3:56]
8. Extinction [3:03]
9. Conservation [5:29]
10. Bannerman's Turaco [2:10]
11. Whooping Crane [7:01]
12. End Credits [1:12]

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Life of Birds 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
TerreSpencer More than 1 year ago
Both mundane and exotic, beautiful, graceful and never completely knowable, birds hold great fascination for we plodding humans. This series pays homage to a wide variety of bird species with respect, beautiful cinematography and well-research commentary. A must for every nature-lover and bird enthusiast. Outside will not be the same after viewing this series ---every tree, every bush, every open sky will take your thoughts back to The Life of Birds.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic series. It covers all aspects of bird life all over the world. Not just the european species. The one on bird songs alone makes the whole thing worth while... note, they saved the best bird for last in that episode!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love birds this is the best documentary you have ever dreamed about to see. It's a breathtaking journey to the life of all kind of birds with increibles images.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it should have subtitles so that those of us who are deaf can enjoy this highly recommended set of dvds.
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