By Carrol L. Henderson,Steve Adams
They start they usually drift, they flap they usually flutter, they swoop and so they plummet. Solo or en masse, in formation or pas de deux, birds in flight are of their aspect, their airborne habit as different and specified as their plumage. during this ebook, natural world biologist Carrol Henderson, a twenty-year veteran of bird-watching world wide, bargains his insights into recognizing and making a choice on birds in flight.
With a hundred and fifty of Henderson’s beautiful close-up images of airborne birds, in addition to diagrams illustrating the rules of flight and precise details in response to firsthand study, this publication is as informative because it is just pleasant to appear at. The singular fantastic thing about an iridescent hummingbird pollinating a flower, the majesty of a condor hovering above the Andes, the amazing spectacle of migrating ducks in Minnesota, black storks in Kenya, or Swainson’s hawks in Bolivia: on your again backyard or some distance afield, this consultant helps you to benefit from the great thing about birds taking wing whereas studying the interesting technological know-how of the way, accurately, birds fly.
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Birds in Flight: The Art and Science of How Birds Fly by Carrol L. Henderson,Steve Adams