Birds in Love

Birds in Love

[the Secret Courting & Mating Rituals of Extraordinary Birds]

Book - 2007
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Loons dance duets atop the water; warblers sing sweet songs to woo the opposite sex; the ruffed grouse beats a startling rhythm; and all manner of males display their true colors, from the brilliant red of the cardinal to the iridescent blue of the peacocks tail. A natural history of the secret love life of birds, this book lets us in on the most charming--and sometimes downright peculiar--behavior in the avian repertory.

The author, a veteran watcher and photographer of birds, chronicles the amours of thirty species, including loons, peacocks, hummingbirds, ostriches, mallards, doves, swans, and ravens. LSveillS writes each essay in a personal manner, speculating and observing from the birders blind and describing his travels in pursuit of these birds and their stories. A congenial guide, he offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the mating behavior of some of the worlds most lovely and beloved creatures.

Finally, a new type of book for all of your bird-loving customers.

Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Voyageur Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780760328071 (plc w/ jacket)
0760328072 (plc w/ jacket)
Branch Call Number: 598.156 LEV
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm

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Aug 07, 2016

Birds in Love: The Secret Courting and Mating Rituals of Extraordinary Birds - by Jean Leveille.
Birds, birds, birds. Some are as colourful as jewels while others are painfully drab. Some can soar far and wide, pole to pole while others cannot fly at all. Some regale with birdsong and others can but muster a croak or a groan.
Leveille, an avid birder as well as photographer has followed his subjects far and wide around the globe. The photographs, taken with care and skill form the skeleton of this book: the text covers the books matter: how do birds mate; how do they procreate; how do they raise their progeny.
Seems we are not the only ones of God's creatures capable of love.
A beautiful book. Truly inspiring.

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