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If so, this is a book that should really be of interest to you. I have been watching birds for over 20 years. Recently, I started photographing them as well, which really adds to the fun. But after a significant time, I found that I was rarely seeing new birds to add to my life list, my state list, my backyard list, etc. So I have found myself wanting to know more about the birds I am seeing repeatedly. I want to know more about their behaviors and more about how these birds perceive the world.
Birds' senses and perception of their world is well-researched and covered in Bird Sense in a scientific and thorough manner by bird behaviorist and historian, Tim Birkhead. Robin Sachs does a great narration. The entire book was informative and very engaging. It should be very enjoyable and interesting for bird lovers with a scientific bent.
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If you like learning cool facts about animal behavior, you'll love this book. Full of surprising information on how various species of bird perceive the world, and how that drives their behavior. Good narrator, kept my interest.
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Where does Bird Sense rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
If you have ever wondered what it's like to be a bird this book is a must. Details like why a falcon's eyesight is so good (because the eyeball has two foviae as opposed to a human's one). And did you know that relative to body size, the size of bird's eyes are almost twice as large as those of most mammals? Even with a distaste for biology this book easily held my attention...sound localisation, taste, smell, magnetic sense, emotions, it's all there. And all very well done and ranks among the best.