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The Resource Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth

Label
Tawny Frogmouth
Title
Tawny Frogmouth
Statement of responsibility
Gisela Kaplan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The tawny frogmouth is one of Australia’s most intriguing and endearing birds. Written by award-winning author Gisela Kaplan, one of Australia’s leading authorities on animal behaviour and native birds, this second edition of Tawny Frogmouth presents an easy-to-read account of these unique nocturnal birds, which can be found across almost the entire continent. Fully revised and updated throughout, this book combines 20 years of systematic observation with published research and information from regional surveys, and represents the most comprehensive single study ever conducted on tawny frogmouths. We learn that tawny frogmouths are very affectionate, have close bonds with lifelong partners, scream like prowling tomcats when distressed, fight with lightning speed and defend nest sites from reptilian predators by mobbing and spraying pungent faeces at them. Uncompromising male fights are contrasted with the touching gentleness of males as fathers. We also learn how resilient and unusual tawny frogmouths are in the way they cope with heat and cold and scarcity of water, sit out danger, and use a large variety of food items. This fascinating book has a wide appeal to bird lovers, amateur ornithologists and naturalists, as well as those with a scientific or professional interest in native birds, their communication, emotions and skills
Summary
The tawny frogmouth is one of Australia's most intriguing and endearing birds. Written by award-winning author Gisela Kaplan, one of Australia's leading authorities on animal behaviour and native birds, this second edition of Tawny Frogmouth presents an easy-to-read account of these unique nocturnal birds, which can be found across almost the entire continent.
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10667334
Cataloging source
SALS
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Gisela Kaplan
Dewey number
598.99
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Biology, life sciences
Target audience
adult
Label
Tawny Frogmouth
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300011260
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781486308187
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Tawny Frogmouth
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300011260
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781486308187
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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