White Feathers: The Nesting Lives of Tree Swallows

Bernd Heinrich (Author)
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Description

The surprising, rich life of tree swallows in nesting season--with Heinrich's beautiful illustrations and photographs--by the acclaimed naturalist.

Heinrich is sparked one early spring day by a question: Why does a pair of swallows in a nest-box close to his Maine cabin show an unvarying preference for white feathers--not easily available nearby--as nest lining? He notices, too, the extreme aggressiveness of "his" swallows toward some other swallows of their own kind. And he wonders, given swallows' reputation for feistiness, at the extraordinary tameness and close contact he experiences with his nesting birds.

From the author of the beloved books Ravens in Winter and A Naturalist at Large, this richly engaging view of the lives of wild birds, as always with Heinrich, yields "marvelous, mind-altering" insight and discoveries. --Los Angeles Times

Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
February 18, 2020
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.2 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781328604415

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About the Author

BERND HEINRICH is an acclaimed scientist and the author of numerous books, including Mind of the Raven, The Homing Instinct, and A Naturalist at Large. Among his many honors is the 2013 PEN New England Award in nonfiction for Life Everlasting.