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Why Do Birds Do That?


By Dr Grainne Cleary

An entrancing, informative book filled with answers to many of the common questions we ask about birds and their lives.

For thousands of years birds have fascinated us. We’ve observed what they do – their behaviours, their characteristics, their survival skills, the food they eat and their habitats – and wondered why they do it.

Why Do Birds Do That? answers many of these often-asked questions, such as: Why do birds sing in the mornings? Why are some birds so colourful and others are not? Why do starlings form murmurations? Why do birds have 3 eyelids? and Why do birds attack their own reflections?

In an easy-to-find question & answer format, Why Do Birds Do That? provides fascinating and comprehensive information about the birds we watch every day.

If you have ever wondered why birds behave as they do, you will find the answers in this book.

Read Serena Kirby’s review for ARR.News:
… have you ever wondered how birds evolved or why they have so many clever and amazing attributes? … With more than 50 answers to a whole range of avian-themed questions, this is the type of book that will have you winning points at the next quiz night and provide you with loads of dinner party conversation starters.

ISBN: 9781761067235
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: 05 Oct 2022
Pages: 288
Format: Large Paperback


About the author:

Dr Grainne Cleary received her PhD from Trinity College, Dublin. She has lived and worked in Australia for many years where citizen science became a passion. Grainne has been a Research Fellow at Deakin University and has also worked at Sydney University, Taronga Park Zoo and National Parks & Wildlife NSW.

Grainne, author of Your Backyard Birds, is an enthusiastic communicator about birds and their habits. She is often sought for radio interviews, q&a segments and television to discuss topical birding news.