A flock of stories, pieces and poems about the bird move from the pert humor of Don Tracy's Pelican Who Hated to Dive to the pure sentimentality of Albert Payson Terhune's How's Zat? The collection includes selections by Saul Bellow (from The Adventures of Augie March), Ernest Thompson Seton, Walter Van Tilburg Clark; naturalists Sally Carrighar and John Burroughs; poets Keats, Dickinson, Shelley, versifiers Lear and Fields. Eagles, hawks, crows have star billing; there are owls end doves and mockingbirds as well. The format - with the stories listed on ""the uncooperative bird,"" ""the disciplined bird,"" etc. is rather far-flown; otherwise, the book keeps within and covers its territory well enough, although for serious birdlovers more non-fiction would have been valued. Mr. Aymar has also edited The Personality of the Dog, Horse, etc.