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Wrens, Dippers and Thrashers ❴BOOKS❵ ✭ Wrens, Dippers and Thrashers Author David Brewer – Thomashillier.co.uk This is the first comprehensive guide to the closely related families of wrens, dippers, and thrashers The book covers wrens, thrashers, and dippers, almost all of which are New World speciesThe wr This is the first comprehensive guide to the closely related families of wrens, dippers, and thrashers The book coverswrens,thrashers, anddippers, almost all of which are New World speciesThe wrens Troglodytidae display great diversity, occupying almost every kind of habitat in the Americas The family probably originates in Central America where the greatest number of species is to be Wrens, Dippers PDF or found The thrashers Mimidae include the mockingbirds, catbirds, and tremblers The dippers Cinclidae are river specialists, although they usually exhibit no obvious features for an aquatic existence The book describes the various forms within each group, their distribution and breeding biology, as well as their flight, moult, behavior, and ecology The text is accompanied by maps, diagrams, and color illustrations.


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  1. Monty Milne Monty Milne says:

    I have lived all my life in close proximity to wrens one of Britain s most abundant birds and have always loved their companionship and their surprisingly loud noises Alas for their susceptibility to short lives and heavy winter mortality, and alas for the cruel custom of trapping and killing them on St Stephen s Day now fortunately defunct.I had no idea there were so many different species of wrens and I had no idea that this abundance is a New World phenomenon The wren so familiar to I have lived all my life in close proximity to wrens one of Britain s most abundant birds and have always loved their companionship and their surprisingly loud noises Alas for their susceptibility to short lives and heavy winter mortality, and alas for the cruel custom of trapping and killing them on St Stephen s Day now fortunately defunct.I had no idea there were so many different species of wrens and I had no idea that this abundance is a New World phenomenon The wren so familiar to Britons is here called the Winter Wren , which is its rather attractive North American name, and is abundant across the entire northern hemisphere from Iceland to Kamchatka But we don t have the wonderful profusion of wren species that exist in Central America especially, some of them very curious What could beappealing than the Inca Wren, found only in the environs of the ruined city of Macchu Picchu And what could besurprising than the murderous habits of the innocent looking sedge wren, flinging chicks out of the nests of other wrens and smashing the eggs of other birds And how about the Cactus Wren, deliberately nesting in the prickliest of cacti to deter predators, and often near the nests of fierce ants or hornets for added protection too There are fewer species of dipper, but the only one in the British Isles is one I have enjoyed watching actually walking underwater in a fast flowing Scottish stream Thrashers, alas, are unknown here, but the mocking bird is a much loved member of that family, familiar to all Americans.This is an excellent and fascinating book full of wonderful illustrations and a mass of good detail I wish it had strayed a little beyond the strictly ornithological though A discussion of mocking birds would surely have been improved by at least a mention of Harper Lee or the Hunger Games As for the St Stephen s Day massacres, they were clearly a pre Christian fertility ritual the wren, because of its small size, must really be the form taken by the king of all the birds, who must be trapped and killed once a year to ensure his rebirth And hence the renewed fertility of the earth The Wren, the Wren, the King of All Birds, on Stephen s Day was caught in the furze I have myself seen teenage boys dressed as girls chanting this, in rural Ireland twenty years ago A very curious relic of an ancient custom which it is a pity the author didn t explore in this otherwise very informative book


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