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Old Monday 20th January 2020, 17:21   #1
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Beahaviour books

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to learn as much as possible about birds and I'm looking for a book about bird behauviour, I mean, a book that explains why and how they behave.

Any recommendation?
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Old Monday 20th January 2020, 18:18   #2
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The wisdom of birds

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wisdom-Bird...s=books&sr=1-1
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"The World of Birds" by Jonathan Elphick (published by The Natural History Museum) is a good introduction to the biology and behaviour of birds and has a good overview of all the bird families of the world.

There is also a shorter version of the same text covering only the biology and behaviour bit, "Birds: A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behaviour" by Jonathan Elphick (also published by The Natural History Museum).
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Old Friday 24th January 2020, 05:14   #4
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I'll take a look to those two. Thank you guys!
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Another vote for The Wisdom of Birds. You can’t do better as a starting point.. . ..
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Old Friday 24th January 2020, 09:54   #6
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This monograph on British Tits is a good read and can be picked up cheaply.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Tit.../dp/0002195372

There is also the big, collectible set of Poyser volumes, each dedicated to a single species or family, examples below.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=poyser+...f=nb_sb_noss_1
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Here's another for you

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Understandi...s=books&sr=1-1
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Thank you guys, I'll start with the wisdom of birds and then follow with the other recomendations.
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It's not exactly cheap (library loan?) but maybe Cornell's Handbook of Bird Biology?
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