Selected species are featured with natural history and folklore embellishing information about their habits and behavior patterns. Enjoy a folklore expose which blends black and white drawings with practical bird lore suitable for informational and leisure browsing. -- Midwest Book Review
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From the Back Cover
The Folklore of Birds is a celebration of the beauty and glory of birds - their histories, their personalities and their influence on our world. Arranged alphabetically, this collection describes 100 birds found in the United States, supplying ornithological/scientific detail as well as background information on the many stories, legends, superstitions and folktales these birds have inspired. Each entry includes common and scientific names; genus, species and family identification; description; habitat and range; and unusal and fascinating information about each bird. Striking illustrations of the birds accompany the text. (7' x 10', 240 pages, bibliography, index)