BIZARRE BIRDS by Doug Wechsler


Age Range: 6 - 10
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Wild looks and weird habits characterize the avian personalities in this succinct introduction to some of the more arcane subjects of ornithological research. Close-up full-color photographs accompany information about the appearance, diet, and behavior of a variety of the world’s most unusual birds, including the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Royal Flycatcher, Red-headed Rockfowl, frigatebird, Snowy Sheathbill, Hooded Pitohui, Mallee Fowl, and more. Terms appearing in boldface in the main text can be located in the glossary, and the index makes this a useful resource for elementary-age readers just learning to write reports. (Nonfiction. 6-10)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 1-56397-760-5
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1999