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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
How Birds Live Together
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  • How Birds Live Together ISBN: 9780691231907 Hardback May 2022 Available for pre-order : Due May 2022
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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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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.

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224 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps
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