Stray Feathers From a Bird Man's Desk by Austin Loomer Rand

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Author Rand, Austin Loomer, 1905-1982
LoC No. 55005254
Title Stray Feathers From a Bird Man's Desk
Contents Introduction -- Birds using tools -- Birds as brigands -- Birds bathing -- How birds anoint their feathers -- Traveling birds' nests -- Maladaptation in birds -- Feathered baby sitters and co-op nursery nests -- Birds' nests and their soup -- Walled wives of hornbills -- Buried eggs and young -- The snowy owl as a trade index -- Monkey birds -- Bird-made incubators -- Cormorant fishing -- The shrike's larder -- Bird flavors -- How many feathers has a bird? -- Last year's birds' nests -- Symbiosis: animals living in mixed households -- Bird apartment houses -- Bird helpers at nesting time -- A name for a boat -- Weavers and tailors in the bird world -- Social parasites among birds -- Fish eats bird! -- Crows are smarter than "wise" owls -- Tame wild birds -- Birds as pilferers -- Hibernation in birds -- Snakeskins in birds' nests -- Co-operation by birds -- Watchdogs at the nest -- Bird guides to honey -- Oxpeckers -- Wings in feeding -- Instrumental music of birds -- Conditioning in birds -- Poisonous birds -- Kingfishers on the telephone -- On identifying sea serpents -- Conservation over the telephone -- Birds washing food -- How animal voices sound to foreign ears -- Sight identification -- Green hunting jays turn blue -- How birds use cows as hunting dogs -- Early bird listing -- Battle of the sexes and its evolutionary significance -- Water in the desert -- Bird graveyards -- Animal gardens -- Dropping things -- Learning by birds -- Can birds count? -- Courtship feeding -- They turned the tables -- Survival of the unfit -- Dust and snow bathing -- Decoration in the home -- Curiosity in birds.
Credits Tim Lindell, Tom Cosmas and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at https://www.pgdp.net (This book was produced from images made available by the HathiTrust Digital Library.)
Language English
LoC Class QL: Science: Zoology
Subject Birds -- Behavior
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EBook-No. 66306
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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