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Australian Magpie : Biology and Behaviour of an Unusual Songbird - Gisela Kaplan

Australian Magpie

Biology and Behaviour of an Unusual Songbird

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Published: 1st October 2004
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The warbling and carolling of the Australian magpie are familiar to many although few of us recognise that it ranks among the foremost songbirds of the world. Its impressive vocal abilities, its propensity to play and clown, and its willingness to interact with people, make the magpie one of our most well-known birds. This insightful book presents a comprehensive account of the behaviour of one of Australia's best-loved icons. It reveals the extraordinary capabilities of the magpie, including its complex social behaviour, in a highly readable text. The author brings together much of what we know about the magpie's biology and behaviour, including her latest research on magpie vocalisation as well as aspects of anatomy, physiology, development and health not published previously. Australian Magpie is ideal reading for all those interested in Australian natural history, including amateur and professional ornithologists, and undergraduate students.

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Magpies

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Very good read. Very informative

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If your interested in Magpies then read this book

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Great reference book

Nsw South Coast

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Brilliant book by even more brilliant author!

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Great read

Melbourne, Australia

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Magpie lovers must have

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As I have a keen interest in birds but have built a relationship with a family of local magpies I was interested in finding out more about them and how they relate to humans. This book provides some informative and anecdotal facts that I have found to be a good reference book. Some of the facts are slightly lose i.e. adult maturity etc. but on the whole is an interesting book.

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Australian Magpie

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Enjoyable reference reading.

Bundaberg

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Wonderful book

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All the information on Magpies that we were looking for

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Australian Magpie

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Provides a completely new perspective on this unique Australian icon
Combines rigorous academic research with hundreds of hours of personal observation by the noted author
Unravels the complex family and social behaviour in a highly readable text
Origin and classification
Anatomy
Diet and feeding habits
Territoriality and dispersal
Bonding and breeding
Physical and social development
Agonistic and cooperative behaviour
Song production
Communication and mimicry
Magpies and humans
Epilogue The success of magpies
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780643090682
ISBN-10: 0643090681
Series: AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39