The Robin: a biography

The Robin: a biography

£12.99
The Robin: a biography
The Robin: a biography

The Robin: a biography

£12.99
ISBN: 9781910931318
No other bird is quite so ever-present and familiar, so embedded in our culture, as the robin. With more than six million breeding pairs, the robin is second only to the wren as Britain's most common bird. It seems to live its life alongside us, in every month and season of the year.

But how much do we really know about this bird? In The Robin Stephen Moss records a year of observing the robin both close to home and in the field to shed light on the hidden life of this apparently familiar bird. We follow its lifecycle from the time it enters the world as an egg, through its time as a nestling and juvenile, to the adult bird; via courtship, song, breeding, feeding, migration - and ultimately, death. At the same time we trace the robin's relationship with us: how did this particular bird - one of more than 300 species in its huge and diverse family - find its way so deeply and permanently into our nation's heart and its social and cultural history? It's a story that tells us as much about ourselves as it does about the robin itself.
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by Stephen Moss (Author)
Format:Hardback 208 pages
Publisher:Vintage Publishing
Imprint:Square Peg
ISBN:9781910931318
Published:2 Nov 2017
Classifications:Wildlife: birds & birdwatching
Readership:General (US: Trade)
Weight:468g
Dimensions:204 x 143 x 23 (mm)
Pub. Country:United Kingdom