Songs of Love and War: The Dark Heart of Bird Behaviour
The dawn chorus: a single voice cutting through the morning mist soon develops into a symphony of different songs hailing the new day. Many of these songbirds are familiar and iconic features of wildlife, and yet much about their lives remains mysterious, even to scientists. There is a simple pleasure in listening to birdsong, but curiosity on this enchanting phenomena will soon see you asking questions about every aspect of these birds lives from courting a potential mate and defending a territory, to mimicry and migration.
A naturalist's journey to explore and understand the birds that fill the air with their music.
Dominic Couzens is an ornithologist and wildlife journalist. He contributes regularly to Bird Watching and BBC Wildlife magazines, and has written a wide range of books about birds and other animals, including Secret Lives of Garden Birds, Tales of Remarkable Birds and Birds: ID Insights.