Bird Brains

Author: Jeremy Hyman
Publisher: Moondance Press
ISBN: 1633221539
Size: 11.60 MB
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Bird Brains from the Author: Jeremy Hyman. Accurate, current bird science presented in an intriguing, highly illustrated way. Birds do the wildest things! (And you thought all they did was fly...) In Bird Brains, learn how birds use sound,color, and dances to communicate with each other, and camouflage, dive-bombing, and projectile vomiting to discourage predators. They build nests with sticks, stones, feathers, vines, mud, mucus, saliva, and more. Full-color illustrations showcase these cool behaviors. Did you know that... -birds are smart? Crows watch traffic lights in big cities so cars can break open hard nutshells. -birds are strong? Raptors can withstand G-forces of more than 27 Gs when they swoop down to capture prey. That's three times more than a fighter jet pilot can stand without passing out. -birds are gross? Parent birds feed regurgitated food to hatchlings. A whole world of wonder awaits any inquisitive child!

Bird Brains

Author: Budd Titlow
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762797703
Size: 77.12 MB
Format: PDF
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Bird Brains from the Author: Budd Titlow. Through a hundred short vignettes accompanied by stunning avian portraits, Bird Brains takes a look at the antics, behaviors, and idiosyncrasies of wild birds from the viewpoint of a professional wildlife biologist and award-winning wildlife photographer. Titlow understands the often wild and wacky lives of birders--those who are always ready and willing to drop everything at a moment’s notice and "twitch off" to some exotic locations just to add another checkmark to their life lists. His engaging stories, complemented by vivid images, provide a fascinating compendium of wild bird lore perfectly suited to the 65-million-plus birders across the United States.

Bird Brains

Author: Candace Savage
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780871569561
Size: 23.67 MB
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Bird Brains from the Author: Candace Savage. Argues that the birds' powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity are equal to many mammals

Bird Brain

Author: Nathan Emery
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400882869
Size: 12.55 MB
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Bird Brain from the Author: Nathan Emery. Birds have not been known for their high IQs, which is why a person of questionable intelligence is sometimes called a "birdbrain." Yet in the past two decades, the study of avian intelligence has witnessed dramatic advances. From a time when birds were seen as simple instinct machines responding only to stimuli in their external worlds, we now know that some birds have complex internal worlds as well. This beautifully illustrated book provides an engaging exploration of the avian mind, revealing how science is exploding one of the most widespread myths about our feathered friends—and changing the way we think about intelligence in other animals as well. Bird Brain looks at the structures and functions of the avian brain, and describes the extraordinary behaviors that different types of avian intelligence give rise to. It offers insights into crows, jays, magpies, and other corvids—the “masterminds” of the avian world—as well as parrots and some less-studied species from around the world. This lively and accessible book shows how birds have sophisticated brains with abilities previously thought to be uniquely human, such as mental time travel, self-recognition, empathy, problem solving, imagination, and insight. Written by a leading expert and featuring a foreword by Frans de Waal, renowned for his work on animal intelligence, Bird Brain shines critical new light on the mental lives of birds.

Bird Brain

Author: Guy Kennaway
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448113547
Size: 24.43 MB
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Bird Brain from the Author: Guy Kennaway. It begins for Basil 'Banger' Peyton-Crumbe the day he dies in a pheasant-shooting incident. A tragic accident, thinks the local constable, but Banger's gundogs and Buck, the police dog, exhibiting a level of intelligence vastly superior to that of their owners, suspect murder. And for Basil, proud slayer of over 41,000 birds with the cheap old 12-bore he's had since childhood, things go from bad to very bad.

Bird Brains Unlimited

Author: Phil Mayers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544910826
Size: 11.38 MB
Format: PDF
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Bird Brains Unlimited from the Author: Phil Mayers. Have you ever wondered why anyone in his or her right mind - including you - Would pick a book with the title BIRD BRAINS UNLIMITED? One with an obviously, confused looking BIRD on the cover? Well perhaps you are a unique person? One that possesses an amazing spark of life - A spark that allows you to occasionally take a little stroll off the beaten path, and dare to be different. Well good for you! Because these very unusual short stories certainly are different. Or perhaps you are fortunate enough to have nurtured your childlike spirit - That free, unfettered spirit which is always there to remind you to not take yourself too seriously - A spirit that allows you the freedom of thinking outside of-the-box, having fun, and fully enjoying your wonderful gift of life.

Bird Brain An Exploration Of Avian Intelligence

Author: Nathan Emery
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781782403142
Size: 21.44 MB
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Bird Brain An Exploration Of Avian Intelligence from the Author: Nathan Emery. An absorbing study of how birds think, revealing how science is exploding the myth of our feathered friends being 'bird brained', and how recent discoveries may call for us to re-evaluate how we identify and classify intelligence in other animals. Bird Brain will start by looking at the structures and functions of the avian brain, and move on to examine different types of intelligence by profiling the extraordinary behaviours of a broad range of the species, studying the masterminds of the avian world, and examining what types of behaviour can be interpreted as 'intelligence' as we would recognize it. Bird Brain will not only look at the well-studied species such as New Caledonian crows and parrots, but also cast a broader eye over the behaviour of a wide range of species from around the world.

Bird Brains And Songs

Author: Sharon Meta Heleen Gobes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789039349540
Size: 67.78 MB
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Bird Brains And Songs from the Author: Sharon Meta Heleen Gobes.