[CT Birds] Link to article Re: Book "Bird Sense"

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Wed Jun 13 07:13:33 EDT 2012

And here is the link itself. 


The Games Crows Play, and Other Winged Tales
From crows that stick pellets of dung in deer ears, to robins that can hear for worms, two new books offer remarkable stories and insight on the winged creatures.

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On Jun 13, 2012, at 12:48 AM, Jan Hollerbach <smilifase at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just finished the book "Bird Sense" by Tim Birkhead. Angela Dimmit just mentioned in her post that the New York Times discussed it in the Science Section  
> The book explores differing senses in birds - vision, taste, smell, hearing, mapping, even "emotion". He does an excellent job reviewing the literature, even works going back to the Greeks. He provides interesting evidence-based findings as well as anecdotal evidence and clearly distinguishes between the two. As a "non-professional" birder, I found it a very interesting.  Nothing in it was stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks new, but the overview, how the science has progressed, and general findings were well written and even entertaining at times.  So if you're looking for some good summer reading, you might consider this. 
> Jan Hollerbach
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