London: New Holland, 2012. Quarto, dustwrapper, colour photographs.
Bird courtship and display can be one of the most captivating events in the natural world. This attractive and informative book looks at natural selection and why birds have evolved different reproduction strategies, examining territories, birdsong, displays and dealing with rivals. It also looks at different bird lifestyles, including monogamy, polygamy, polyandry, promiscuity and communal arrangements, as well as the importance of plumage, including why males are usually brighter and how special plumage features have evolved. This evocatively written and richly illustrated title will be an essential addition to the library of any keen birdwatcher.
Price: $40.00 AU