Hansell, Mike.

Provides a broad view of our current understanding of the biology of the nests, bowers and tools made by birds. It illustrates how, among vertebrates, the building abilities of birds are more impressive and consistent than for any builders other than humans, yet birds seem to require no special equipment and use quite uncomplicated behaviour. In doing so, the book raises general issues in the field of behavioural ecology including the costs of reproduction, sexual selection and the organisation and complexity of behaviour. bird nests are beautiful and serve their purpose well. The same can also be said of this book.’ Tore Slagsvold, Nature

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Cambridge University Press, 2005.  280 pages,  paperback, black and white photographs, text illustrations.

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Weight 900 g