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Our Feathered Friends: A Brief Guide to Birds A. McCaleb

Our Feathered Friends: A Brief Guide to Birds

A. McCaleb

Published November 21st 2012
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Kindle Edition
14 pages
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The text of this easy-to-read Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, originally appeared in the esteemed multi-volume reference work “World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture” (1919 edition).MoreThe text of this easy-to-read Kindle edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, originally appeared in the esteemed multi-volume reference work “World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture” (1919 edition). Learn how birds fly, sing, build nests, migrate, and more.Sample passage:It is seldom that birds, during their waking hours, are to be seen at rest. They are constantly flying about, darting from one place to another, not at random but with a very definite purpose—to find food. For so much food do their active bodies, high temperature, and rapid circulation demand that they must be eating most of the time. To anyone who has watched fledglings being fed it must have seemed incredible that such tiny bodies could possibly absorb so much nourishment, for it is an actual fact that these little birds regularly eat more than their own weight of food in the course of a day. Most young birds, even those that later prefer seeds and grain, are fed on insect food, and as they appear when insect pests are at the very worst, man is usually much benefited by their hearty appetites.About the authors:John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an American naturalist and essayist. Other works include “Birds and Poets,” “Birds and Bees and Other Studies in Nature,” and “Songs of Nature.” A. McCaleb was staff editor for “World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture.”