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Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays

Savage, Candace

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ISBN 10: 0871569566 / ISBN 13: 9780871569561
Published by Sierra Club Books, San Franci, 1997
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Every spread is illustrated with at least one large, full color photograph. Mild yellowing to covers. Bookseller Inventory # 2015865

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Title: Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, ...

Publisher: Sierra Club Books, San Franci

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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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.

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back! Examines the lives and behaviors of the highly intelligent members of the crow family, corvids, and includes 61 dramatic images from the world's top nature photographers.

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