Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World

Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World

Tim Low


Renowned for its gallery of bizarre mammals, Australia can be a land of amazing birds. yet not like the mammals, the birds of Australia flew past the continent’s barriers and all over the world many hundreds of thousands of years in the past. This eye-opening publication tells the dynamic yet little-known tale of ways Australia supplied the area with songbirds and parrots, between different fowl teams, why Australian birds wield outstanding ecological strength, how Australia grew to become a tremendous evolutionary heart, and why clinical biases have hindered acceptance of those discoveries.
 
From violent, swooping magpies to tool-making cockatoos, Australia’s birds are strikingly varied from birds of alternative lands—often extra clever and competitive, usually greater and longer-lived. Tim Low, a popular biologist with a unprecedented storytelling reward, right here provides the fantastic evolutionary heritage of Australia’s birds. the tale of the birds, it seems, is inseparable from the tale of the continent itself and in addition the folk who inhabit it.

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