When does the peacock spread its feathers? Why does the flamingo stand on one leg? Where do ostrichs come from? Do swallows really announce the beginning of Spring? What does the stork symbolise in Alsace? From what distance can an eagle see its prey? Why is the owl considered an ill omen? Do magpies actually steal shiny objects? Why does the green woodpecker knock on tree trunks? This richly illustrated little book is a concise yet detailed pocket encyclopedia, which will tell you everything about birds that you need to know.
Anne Jankeliowitch is an environmental engineer. She has been employed in the field of nature conservation for many years, with the World Wildlife Fund in France and abroad, and for Greenpeace. She is the author of Tides (photographs by Philip Plisson) and Sahara (photographs by Philippe Bourseille).