There are currently 10,000 known living species of birds. Believed to have evolved from dinosaurs 150 million years ago, birds are some of the most fascinating creatures on Planet Earth. They can be found in all climates, can live on land or sea, and range in size from hummingbirds to ostriches. They can be pets or prey. They are often social animals that flock, mob predators, hunt and migrate together. They communicate through visual signals, calls and song.
The Encylopedia of Birds profiles more than 400 species from all continents and climates. With a broad sweep from the greater flamingo to the snowy owl, from the golden eagle to the canary, from the puffin to the green kingfisher, The Encylopedia of Birds is a celebration of one of the most intriguing life forms on the planet.
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