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Finches (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 55)

Finches (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 55)

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by Ian Newton
     
 

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This illustrated survey of finch behaviour is a thorough, non-technical account of the habits of these birds throughout the world.Greenfinches nest in plantations, large shrubby gardens and churchyards with lots of evergreens, thickets and tall hedges. After breeding, goldfinches forage on waste land, overgrown rubbish dumps, neglected allotments of food, and rough

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This illustrated survey of finch behaviour is a thorough, non-technical account of the habits of these birds throughout the world.Greenfinches nest in plantations, large shrubby gardens and churchyards with lots of evergreens, thickets and tall hedges. After breeding, goldfinches forage on waste land, overgrown rubbish dumps, neglected allotments of food, and rough pastures. Bullfinches, in their breeding season, develop in the floor of their mouths special pouches in which food for the young is retained. These pouches open, one on each side of the tongue and, when full, extend back under the jaws as far as the neck, when they together hold about one cubic centimetre of food. Cocks of the Chaffinch and Brambling species sing in the breeding season to repel other cocks and attract hens.This illustrated survey of finch behaviour is a thorough, non-technical account of the habits of these birds throughout the world. Dr. Newton uses his extensive bird-watching experience and knowledge of the published literature to document the main patterns of feeding, development of feathers, breeding, and migration. As a result, he presents the changing relationship of the birds to their environment.The author is on the staff of the Nature Conservancy at Edinburgh, Scotland. His several scientific papers on finches have appeared in Birds, Journal of Animal Ecology and other scholarly periodicals.

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ISBN-13:
9780007406449
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Series:
Collins New Naturalist Library , #55
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HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
9 MB

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Brightness <br> Pain <br> Panic <br> and worry all started to fill me. I woke up and looked at my right arm. An IV tube was attached to the pouch. I blinked tears from my eyes and man loomed over me and said,"Dr.Tess she's alive! The IV worked!" I was in a white chared dress and a blanket as over me as I heard bombs going off in the backround. A women walked over pumping more IV into me as she said,"You're lucky to survive the bombing. Thank Dr.Finch for that. He had to leave a patient in Yew to come here an save you. Brats like you who survive in my opinion should fly away and kill themselves." Many thoughts raced through my mind d aldo many emotions. Anger,sadness,and pain seared through me like a blazing fire. Another man with brown hair walked up to me and tapped my wrist saying in a hushed voice,"Could you please bend both your as far a you can and tell me when it hurts." I obeyed and bent my left ine and said almost halfway down,"It hurts badly now." He nodded and scribble something on a clipboard before motioning for me to do the right one. I obeyed again but that on wouldn't move at l with me screaming in pain. "That one is fractured like I thought," said the man. Dr.Tess interupted saying in a cool tone with a slightly sharp edge,"I think he deserved it. What made you think you could run outside to save a doll!?" I started to try and get up. I wanted to strangle that woman so badly. "The doll was for my 3 year old sister you dimwit!" Theman gently set me back down on the blanket and whispered,"Just leave her be. She wants to be that rude let her." I nodded and hot er a glare before falling asleep as the sound of boumbs echoed around me. <p> lJN with a story! Hope you like and yes I shall take applications!|