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Series: Animal Series (Reaktion Books)

By: Caitlin R Kight(Author)

175 pages, 60 colour photos and illustrations, 40 b/w illustrations

Reaktion Books

Paperback | Jun 2015 | #222101 | ISBN-13: 9781780234250
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £12.95 $17/€15 approx

About this book

The flamingo is possibly the most easily recognized bird in the world. But it is not a single species – there are six different species of flamingos, each differing in size and colour. Caitlin R. Kight presents this fascinating creature in an accessible way, introducing the history of the bird, its behaviour, habitats and symbolism. She describes how the bird gets its rosy pink colour and discusses how and why it has become such an iconic animal throughout the world. A wonderful cultural history for birdlovers and animal enthusiasts alike, Flamingo provides valuable insights into just what makes our pink-feathered friend so special.

"[...] beautifully balanced books like this one help by showing what a fascinating bird the Flamingo is."
– Carole Showell, BTO book reviews

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Caitlin R. Kight is Communications and Marketing Manager for the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campuses and an editor and writer for Current Conservation.

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