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By David Burnie

New glance! Relaunched with new jackets and eight pages of latest textual content! this is a thrilling and informative advisor to the attention-grabbing international of chook existence. terrific colour pictures of feathers, wings, skeletons, eggs, nests and newly hatched chicks in simple terms days previous supply a distinct "eyewitness" view of the traditional background, habit and lifestyles cycle of birds. See how child chicks hatch from eggs, how nestings develop of their first few days, how birds camouflage themselves opposed to predators what birds devour and the way they capture their prey. learn the way birds' our bodies are designed for flight, why wings are varied styles and sizes, how birds advanced from their prehistoric ancestors and that are the world's greatest, smallest, slowest and quickest birds. become aware of how and the place birds make their nests, why eggs are various shades, what percentage feathers birds have and what each is for and the way to monitor birds and allure them for your backyard, and masses, even more!

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However, the young never remain on their own for long, because their parents return to the nest with food every few minutes. The parents may make up to 1,000 trips between them per day. In a scene all too familiar to their weary parents, the growing nestlings beg for food. Their instinctive reaction is set off by their parents’ arrival at the nest, or sometimes by the parents’ calls. By the third day, small tufts of feathers have appeared, and the nestlings are about four times heavier than when they hatched.

Cerebral hemisphere Eye socket points sideways in nearly all birds except those that catch fast-moving prey such as mammals and fish Like all parts of the raven’s body, its skull is modified to make it light enough for flying. In most animals, the separate bony plates that make up the cranium meet at long joints called sutures. In a bird’s cranium, the separate bones are fused together for extra strength, allowing the bones themselves to be thinner. The eyes are often bigger than the brain. They are kept in their sockets by a ring of tiny bones attached to the bird’s eyeball.

Together they weigh less than a tenth of the parent - a tiny proportion compared to the eggs of smaller birds. MOORLAND CAMOUFLAGE ABNORMAL EGGS During the process of egg production, things sometimes go wrong. A single egg may have two yolks, or it may be of a different size to a normal egg. The eggs shown here are crow’s eggs. Chaffinch egg LESS TO LAY ADDED COLOR Long-eared owl THE CHIMNEY NESTER Blue tit egg Coal tit egg Carrion crow One look at a grouse’s camouflaged egg shows that this bird nests on the ground.

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