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The Blackbird (Shire natural history) Paperback – Jan 1987

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Product details

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd (Jan. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085263854X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852638545
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 15 x 0.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Dr David Snow MA, DPhil,DSc, began to study Blackbirds in the 1950s when he was a member of the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology at Oxford. Since then he has carried out ornithological research in Trinidad, South America and the Galapagos Islands and has been Director of Research at the British Trust for Ornithology. Before retiring in 1984 he was a senior scientist at the Sub-department of Ornithology, British Museum (Natural History).


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By Recycled Rabbit TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Aug. 2008
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Dating from 1987, this 24 page book is packed with useful information, colour photographs and line drawings detailing the behaviour of this now very common garden bird.

My "flock" here of at least 4 males are very tame- they'll come within 2 foot of where I'm sitting to stuff their beaks with mealworms or raisins from the low ground table. Or they'll perch on the opposite chair and demand grub. So I'm still not very sure if they were uttering a "chook chook" to inform other blackbirds that I am a ground based predator or "chuck" as a young bird begging for food. I suppose it's kind of in the pronunciation. There's a fair bit I can now look out for including dominant and submissive poses thanks to this little book. Whether behaviour has changed with declining thrush populations in the last 21 years is a moot point. Still it's a good starting point to observe this now surprisingly tame species.
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i bought this book because i had a black bird nest in the garden so i could read up about the birds i found it was a good read delivery was fast price was great
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Great little book, learnt a lot from it.
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Ha! Gotcha, Dan! An entire book about the real and unadulterated Blackbird of the genus Turdus. Say no more!

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