White Feathers

From the author of the beloved books Ravens in Winter and A Naturalist at Large, this richly engaging view of the lives of wild birds, as always with Heinrich, yields "marvelous, mind-altering" insight and discoveries. --Los Angeles Times

White Feathers

White Feathers

The surprising, rich life of tree swallows in nesting season--with Heinrich's beautiful illustrations and photographs--by the acclaimed naturalist. Heinrich is sparked one early spring day by a question: Why does a pair of swallows in a nest-box close to his Maine cabin show an unvarying preference for white feathers--not easily available nearby--as nest lining? He notices, too, the extreme aggressiveness of "his" swallows toward some other swallows of their own kind. And he wonders, given swallows' reputation for feistiness, at the extraordinary tameness and close contact he experiences with his nesting birds. From the author of the beloved books Ravens in Winter and A Naturalist at Large, this richly engaging view of the lives of wild birds, as always with Heinrich, yields "marvelous, mind-altering" insight and discoveries. --Los Angeles Times

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White Feathers
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Bernd Heinrich
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

The surprising, rich life of tree swallows in nesting season--with Heinrich's beautiful illustrations and photographs--by the acclaimed naturalist. Heinrich is sparked one early spring day by a question: Why does a pair of swallows in a nest-box close to his Maine cabin show an unvarying preference for white feathers--not easily
Life Histories of North American Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, and Their Allies
Language: en
Pages: 555
Authors: Arthur Cleveland Bent
Categories: Birds
Type: BOOK - Published: 1942 - Publisher:

This is the fourteenth in a series of bulletins of the United States National Museum on the life histories of North American birds, with previous numbers issued as follows: 107, 113, 121, 126, 130, 135, 142, 146, 162, 167, 170, 174, 176. This bulletin deals with the Order Passeriformes, specifically
Our Life With Birds
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Gloria A. Tveten
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

For nearly a quarter of a century, John and Gloria Tveten wrote a weekly column, called “Nature Trails,” for the Houston Chronicle. Wide ranging in both subject matter and geography, their writings reflected a rewarding life of travel, study, and observation in nature, including many memorable encounters with birds. Through
Lives of North American Birds
Language: en
Pages: 675
Authors: Kenn Kaufman
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-10 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A natural history of birds provides information on more than nine hundred species of birds, including what they eat, where they build their nests, how many eggs they lay, what habitat they choose, when they migrate, and their current conservation status.
Peterson Reference Guide to Bird Behavior
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: John Kricher
Categories: Birds
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Peterson Reference Guides

A fascinating look at what birds do and why they do it Both casual and serious birdwatchers can take their skills to the next level with this detailed consideration of bird behavior. This book makes it possible to move beyond identifying birds to understanding some of the underpinning and meaning

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