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How Birds Live Together Colonies and Communities in the Avian World

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By: Marianne Taylor(Author)
224 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps
NHBS
A popular natural history of avian breeding communities that is richly illustrated with photos and graphics.
How Birds Live Together
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  • How Birds Live Together ISBN: 9780691231907 Hardback Apr 2022 In stock
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How Birds Live Together offers a broad overview of social living in the avian world. From long-established seabird colonies that use the same cliffs for generations to the fast-shifting dynamics of flock formation, leading wildlife writer Marianne Taylor explores the different ways birds choose to dwell together.

Through fascinating text, colour photos, maps, and other graphics, Taylor examines the advantages of avian sociality and social breeding. Chapters provide detailed information on diverse types of bird colonies, including those species that construct single-family nests close together in trees; those that share large, communal nests housing multiple families; those that nest in tunnels dug into the earth; those that form exposed colonies on open ground and defend them collectively, relying on ferocious aggression; those that live communally on human-made structures in towns and cities; and more. Taylor discusses the challenges, benefits, hazards, and social dynamics of each style of living, and features a wealth of species as examples.

A showcase of colonies from around the world, How Birds Live Together gives bird enthusiasts a vivid understanding of avian social communities.

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  • Great facts and illustrations
    By Keith 11 Sep 2022 Written for Hardback
    This is a very engaging book full of great photographs. It explains how birds work together in close proximity. There are clear safety benefits in doing so, although right now with bird flu that is working against them. There are many long-established seabird colonies that use the same cliffs for generations and 95% of seabirds choose to nest colonially. Some species colonially construct single-family nests close together in trees (such as Grey Herons) and some nest in tunnels dug into the earth (such as Sand Martins). The examples are grouped together with whacky chapter titles like Going Underground and Mobile Homes, and the approach is the perfect example of how to deliver interesting facts in an approachable way. I reckon we could all learn from birds and live in better harmony!
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Biography

Marianne Taylor is a freelance writer, editor, illustrator, and photographer. Her books include The Gull Next Door (Princeton), RSPB British Birds of Prey, and The Way of the Hare.

New
By: Marianne Taylor(Author)
224 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps
NHBS
A popular natural history of avian breeding communities that is richly illustrated with photos and graphics.
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