Weaving together natural history and investigative reporting with mythological and cultural material, On Rare Birds tells the compelling stories of ten rare or extinct bird species - from the tragic demise of the once-abundant Passenger Pigeon to the shooting death of the last Carolina Parakeet in the wild, and from the startling natural defences of the wilful NightjarA" to the diverse cultural significance of the Kingfisher. Some stories bear sad witness to precious species we have lost, but they are all fascinating and ...

On Rare Birds 2011, Lyons Press, Guilford, CT

ISBN-13: 9780762769872

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On Rare Birds 2011, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, NSW

ISBN-13: 9781742232546

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On Rare Birds 2010, Saraband, Glasgow

ISBN-13: 9781887354806

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