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RSPB Spotlight: Crows

By: Mike Unwin(Author)
128 pages, 200 colour photos, colour distribution maps
RSPB Spotlight: Crows
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  • RSPB Spotlight: Crows ISBN: 9781472971777 Paperback Mar 2021 In stock
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About this book

Most of the UK's crow species – carrion crow, hooded crow, rook, jackdaw, raven, chough, magpie and jay – are very familiar birds to urban householder and countryside dweller alike. Together they make up the Corvidae family, and they have been deeply intertwined in our lives and culture since prehistoric times.

However, familiarity often breeds contempt, and crows – also known as corvids – have long attracted a bad press. Reviled as raiders of crops, feeders on carrion, thieves of jewellery and bullies of smaller birds, crows have often found themselves on the wrong end of a shotgun. Yet the more we learn about them, the more fascinating they become.

Behind the behaviour some find objectionable lie exceptional intelligence and resourcefulness. These qualities have long captivated scientists and excited the admiration of anyone who takes the time to know crows better. In RSPB Spotlight: Crows, Mike Unwin looks at the biology and ecology of all eight UK corvids and investigates why these birds have become deeply embedded in our culture, from children's rhymes and Norse mythology to Shakespeare's plays and the poems of Edgar Allen Poe.


- Meet the Crows
- Ancestors and Relatives
- Am All-purpose Anatomy
- Ultimate Omnivores
- Crows at Home
- The Cycle of Life
- Intelligence and Communication
- Crows and People
- Glossary
- Further Reading and Resources
- Acknowledgements
- Image Credits
- Index

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By: Mike Unwin(Author)
128 pages, 200 colour photos, colour distribution maps
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