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Discover the fascinating world of birds—their natural history, behavior, and secret lives. Be an eyewitness to the breathtaking moment when a chick hatches from its egg, the growth of young birds in their nest, and how birds camouflage themselves, fly, hunt, and feed. See inside a nest of baby blue tits during their first few days of life, find out why wings are different shapes and sizes, discover which are the world’s biggest, smallest, fastest, and slowest birds, and much, much more! Comes with a CD and fold-out wall chart.
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
Table of Contents
|From dinosaur to bird||6|
|Birds as animals||8|
|Maneuverability and fast takeoff||12|
|Speed and endurance||14|
|Soaring, gliding, and hovering||16|
|The structure of feathers||20|
|Body, down, and tail feathers||26|
|Feet and tracks||32|
|Plant and insect eaters||38|
|Hunters, fishers, and all-arounders||40|
|Making a nest||44|
|Eggs of waterbirds and waders||50|
|Eggs of land birds||52|
|Did you know?||64|
|Find out more||68|