Corvus: a life with birds

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Counterpoint :
Pub. Date:
c2009.
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English
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Ever since her daughter rescued a fledgling rook years ago, Esther Woolfson has been fascinated with corvids, the bird group that includes crows, rooks, magpies, and ravens. Today, the rook, named Chicken, is a member of the Woolfson family, along with a talking magpie named Spike, a baby crow named Ziki, a starling, a parrot, and others. From their elaborate bathing rituals to their springtime broodiness and tendency to cache food in the most unlikely places, these corvids share a bond with humans that one might never have imagined before reading this book.Letting her experience speak for itself, Woolfson likens the fears and foibles of corvids to those of humans, taking into account the science of bird intelligence, evolution, song, and flight. She highlights their big personalities and capacity for affection: Chicken hates computers and machines, while she loves evening neck scratches on Woolfson’s knee. It is through this intimate lens that Woolfson invites us to reconsider the kind of creature capable of being man’s best friend.
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9781582434773
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table_of_contents Beginnings. Before birds -- The doves -- Le jour de gloire -- Madame Chickeboumskaya -- Life with corvids. The hole in the kitchen wall -- The black airts -- Spike -- The pleasure of the bath -- If men had wings-- -- A few ticks of the clock -- Conversations with a magpie on the nature of consciousness -- Bird seasons. Winter -- Spring in the House of Rooks -- Bird music -- Ravens -- Of flight and feathers -- Ziki.
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