On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781771644259_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $29.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
category: Nature
published: Jul 2018
ISBN:9781771644259

Bird Brains

The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays

by Candace Savage

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
birds, birdwatching guides, plants & animals
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $29.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
category: Nature
published: Jul 2018
ISBN:9781771644259
Description

Internationally celebrated nature writer Candace Savage presents the Corvid family— surprisingly bright, brassy, and colorful birds—in a remarkable collection of full-color, close-up photographs by some of the world’s best wildlife photographers.

Birds have long been viewed as the archetypal featherbrains—beautiful but dumb. But according to naturalist Candace Savage, “bird brain,” as a pejorative expression, should be rendered obsolete by new research on the family of corvids: crows and their close relations.

The ancients who regarded these remarkable birds as oracles, bringers of wisdom, or agents of vengeance were on the right track, for corvids appear to have powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on a par with many mammals, even higher primates. Bird Brains presents these bright, brassy, and surprisingly colorful birds in a remarkable collection of full-color, close-up photographs by some two dozen of the world’s best wildlife photographers.

Savage’s lively, authoritative text describes the life and behavior of sixteen representative corvid species that inhabit North America and Europe. Drawing on recent research, she describes birds that recognize each other as individuals, call one another by “name,” remember and relocate thousands of hidden food caches, engage in true teamwork and purposeful play, and generally exhibit an extraordinary degree of sophistication.

About the Author

Candace Savage

CANDACE SAVAGE is the author of 18 books that span such subjects as wildlife, natural sciences, environmental issues and women\s history. '
Author profile page >
Contributor Notes

Candace Savage is the author of more than two dozen books, including A Geography of Blood, which won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, and Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World.

Buy this book at:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “Bird Brains”

Other Titles by Candace Savage

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Animal Parents and Their Young
edition:Hardcover
tagged : wildlife, mammals
More Info

Nature of Wolves

An Intimate Portrait
edition:Hardcover
tagged : wolves
More Info

Peregrine Falcons

introduction by Adrian Forsyth
by Candace Savage
edition:Paperback
tagged : birds
More Info
Wolves

Wolves

edition:Paperback
tagged :
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...