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 (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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