Download e-book for kindle: Birds: Their habits and skills by Gisela Kaplan, Lesley J. Rogers

By Gisela Kaplan, Lesley J. Rogers

ISBN-10: 1865083763

ISBN-13: 9781865083766

This e-book lacks lovely images that are more and more used to draw readers. even though, there's a lot of fascinating information regarding birds' lives for the intense chook fans. As from the again of the e-book attempting to entice its readers:-

Why do pigeons bob their heads once they walk?
Can speaking parrots comprehend what they say?
What do birds research and remember?

Explanations are drawn from a variety of ornithological reports and researches. What should be higher than a brief harvest from years of attempt of the ornithologists in a number of hours? it is possible for you to to faucet many killer issues for you subsequent chat along with your fellow birders.

Show description

Read or Download Birds: Their habits and skills PDF

Similar zoology books

Download e-book for kindle: Invertebrates in Hot and Cold Arid Environments by Lauritz Somme

Comparisons are made up of the diversifications of invertebrates from polar deserts with these of temperate and subtropical deserts. those areas characterize one of the most antagonistic environments in the world and an array of techniques for survival has been constructed. Polar species are good tailored to chilly and event arid stipulations because of low precipitation and absence of liquid water throughout the iciness.

Additional resources for Birds: Their habits and skills

Example text

Birds, on the other hand, can generate new nerve cells in adulthood52 and this means they can increase the number of nerve cells in the brain when they are needed and decrease them when they are not needed. In Northern Hemisphere species that sing only in spring, the breeding season, the song nuclei are larger and have more nerve cells than during winter when they do not sing. They shrink in size when not needed and perhaps another area expands to take the place of the song nuclei. This time-sharing of brain capacity means a bird can keep the overall size and weight of its brain to a minimum.

They still had teeth and several primitive features of the skull bones but in one of the fossils27 it was possible to see that there were tufts of feathers on the bird’s first fingers. These tufts, called alulas, aid landing from flight. As a bird approaches for landing, it must slow down, and it does so by rotating its wings to a steeper angle. This rotation stops the smooth flow of air over the wing’s surface and causes turbulence. Turbulence would stall the flying bird and cause it to drop to the ground rather than skilfully alighting on a branch.

2 The peacock male does not just display the front of his feathers to draw attention to his body, but the rear as well. Image Not Available of nest building, incubation and rearing of the young to the female and take no interest in his offspring at all. The highly prized male birds of paradise with their extravagant plumage and courtship displays are typical of this form of mating. These males work very hard and practise for years before they perfect their display and are able to allure the females into a trance-like state.

Download PDF sample

Birds: Their habits and skills by Gisela Kaplan, Lesley J. Rogers

by Christopher

Rated 4.23 of 5 – based on 13 votes

Categories: Zoology