Review: Bird Brains


birdbrains1Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays
Candace Savage
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Greystone Books 1997
ISBN-10: 0871569566
ISBN-13: 978-0871569561

This is one of my favorite bird books. It’s a thin book at 144 pages but it is large in size almost 10″ by 10″ with lots of color photos showing off corvids and their behavior. I have read large chunks of this to my co-birder on one of our Texas birding trips. It’s entertaining, well written, and the research it is based on is very good. Buy this if you can! – Jenny

birdbrains2Table of Contents
Acknowledgements vi
Brainy Birds 2
Beginnings 35
Belonging 62
Bread and Butter Issues 92
Notes 124
Bibliography 126
Index 131

From Amazon:
“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…

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