66 pages, colour illustrations
From irate hummingbirds to judgmental parrots, this handy and lavishly illustrated volume depicts the most disturbed birds of North America in gorgeous colour portraits, with accompanying testimonials and confessions of murder, mental illness and assorted mayhem. There are bird-attack statistics from the 1970s and study questions to make sure you've done your homework. A must-have for leading ornithologists, and perfect gift for angry avian enthusiasts everywhere; Guide to Troubled Birds is an uproarious and unforgettable look at what lies behind the beady eyes of these winged creatures.
"[...] Guide to Troubled Birds isn’t for everyone, but if you have the right kind of sense of humor, it’s very funny. And it’s undeniably clever and visually interesting. Who knows, it may even save your life one day from some troubled bird out there. Not even The Sibley Guide can do that."
- Grant McCreary (15-08-2014), read the full review at The Birder's Library
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Artist Matt Adrian's (The Mincing Mockingbird) work is collected worldwide and has been featured in Country Living, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. Adrian is also the author of It Is Folly To Assume My Awesome Lies Dormant: The Paintings of the Mincing Mockingbird, and I Have Heard My Praises Sung In Screams: The Paintings of the Mincing Mockingbird Volume II. He lives in California with his wife, artist Kim Bagwill.