How Wondrous is that: Nature's Bizarre
Anting, preening, imprinting; what do you think these are? Do you know the difference between nidifuguous and nidiculous, or does all that simply sound ridiculous?
How Wondrous is That: Nature’s Bizarre answers all these questions and welcomes you to the magical world of birds, where you can meet purple sunbirds that never give up and a young black kite pretending to play dead, not to mention the busy Mr Weaver and the popular Ms Snipe. Get to know amazing aerobatic rosy starlings, toughlooking but soft-hearted babblers, and many more strange and wonderful winged creatures.
Table of Contents:
- The Babblers’ Terrible Secret
- Never Say Die
- Nidicolous vs Nidifugous
- Taking Flight
- The Pelican Brief
- Making Over
- The Aerobatic Contest
- Mamma Duck
- Mr Weaver and Ms Snipe
- Did you know?
About the Author:
Ranjit Lal is the author of over 30 books – fiction and non-fiction – for children and adults who are children. His abiding interest in natural history, birds, animals and insects is reflected in many of his books: The Crow Chronicles, The Life and Times of Altu Faltu, The Small Tigers of Shergarh; Bambi, Chops and Wag; Birds from My Windo; The Birds of Delhi; Wild City etc. His book, Faces in the Water won the Crossword Award for Children’s Writing in 2010 and the Ladli National Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2012. His book, My Nana is a Nutcase won the Crossword Award for Children’s Writing in 2016. As a journalist he has had well over 1500 articles and photo-features published in the national and international press and currently has a column – Down in Jungleland – in the Indian Express ‘Eye’. His other interests include photography, automobiles, reading and cooking. He lives in Delhi.
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