I love birds. Living in South Florida; it is always fun watching the many types of birds that live in and visit the area. About twenty-five years ago, I also had many pet birds. I even got into breeding and had multiple large cages hanging from trees all over the yard and the front patio of the shack was a large aviary. As I got older, the pet bird hobby became too much work and gave it up to just observe the birds in the wild. Now bird feeders and water trays are scattered all around the property to attract birds.
Here are a couple of my older poems I wrote about attracting birds to the yard:
Once a month
Black oil sunflower seeds
Birds coming to eat
Feeders full of seeds
Fresh water in trays
I watch an aerial ballet
Anyway now on to the book review. The Birds Of The World is an excellent reference guide to birds of the world. It is a heavy hardcover that is jammed packed with color photographs of the birds in the wild. The book is divided into the following sections: bird evolution, adaptation of birds, bird classification, anatomy of birds, bird conservation, bird families of the world, the Nearartic region, the Neotropic region, the Palartic region, the Afrotropic region, the Oriental region, the Australasian region, world checklist of birds, glossary and index.
This is a large heavy book and like its title states: Birds Of The World; and so the book is more for reading at home and not for the field. Further, since it covers the world there is no need to carry this even in your vehicle. It is a reference book with detailed information and color photographs of 1300 species of birds. A nice touch is that the start of each region has a couple a pages that includes detailed information about that particular area.
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Firefly Books; 1st Edition, 1st Printing. edition (January 19, 2007)
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.2 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
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