About the Book
In The Bird Detective, the author explains why some birds readily “divorce,” why parents don’t treat their sons and daughters equally, why females sneak in quick sex with neighbouring males and why some adults forgo breeding altogether. Stutchbury writes about the territorial nature of birds and describes their nesting habits, revealing why some species prefer to live in over-crowded groups. Perhaps most important, she illuminates how climate change and other pressures of the modern world are forcing birds to change their habits as they fight for their very survival.
Educator and Librarian Resources
"It's not easy to produce a specialized book that is simultaneously erudite and engrossing, but Stutchbury pulls it off . . . Stutchbury's book is packed with information, both salacious and sage."
-- Quill & Quire (starred review) () —
- ISBN: 9781554683475
- ISBN 10: 1554683475
- Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- On Sale: 04/07/2010
- Pages: 272
- List Price: 32.99 CAD
- BISAC1: NATURE / Birdwatching Guides