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Beautifully illustrated, this catches all that is extraordinary about its winged subjects
Explore their extraordinary world
Life during lockdown has prompted lots of us to take a close look at the birds in the skies above and this strikingly illustrated book will inspire even more study and affection. Over sixty pages it introduces birds from across the world, birds of prey, seabirds, tree dwellers, passerines (perching birds) and more. Passages of text explain the many ways in which they are extraordinary while beautiful illustrations – colour and black and white – by Angela Harding give us a real sense of the bird in the wild. A book for readers of all ages, and one to treasure.
This beautifully illustrated book, produced in partnership with the RSPB, is a fascinating look at some of the most magnificent birds that fill our skies, from the sleek and powerful golden eagle to the small and nimble hummingbird.
The sky is splendid with fierce, clever and spectacular birds.
From the bitter cold polar regions to the lush tropics, birds have found incredible ways to adapt and survive anywhere. White-winged diuca finches nest high upon freezing glaciers and mightly peregrine falcons circle skyscrapers in busy cities. Look up! What birds can do is extraordinary.
The statuesque golden eagle spots prey from kilometres away. You can tell what time of day an owl hunts by looking at the colour of its eyes. With its long, muscular legs, the secretary bird has a powerful kick that is enough to kill large prey like snakes and hares.
|Publication date:||20th February 2020|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers, 9+ readers, YA readers|
|Genres:||Out and About, Reference Books, The Natural World|
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