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Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches? And Other Bird Questions You Know You Want to Ask.

WHY DON'T WOODPECKERS GET HEADACHES? And Other Bird Questions You Know You Want to Ask MIKE O'CONNOR

Where should I put my bird feeder? Do birds like peanuts? Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand to hide? O'Connor, the author of the Cape Coder newspaper column "Ask the Bird Folks," tackles these and other serious and not-so-serious questions about birds. He addresses topics including backyard bird-watching, concerns about feeding, facts about familiar birds, and how to identify unusual birds. O'Connor helps amateur birdwatchers collect the appropriate gear--beginning with good binoculars--and offer the right food to attract and nourish feathered friends. The author gives advice on where to place birdfeeders, how to keep them clean, and how to fend off squirrels. He also answers basic questions about birds, including whether cardinals mate for life, why some birds sleep standing on one leg, and the difference between a downy woodpecker and a hairy woodpecker. Beacon, 2007, 211 p., b&w illus, paperback, $9.95.
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Title Annotation:Books: A selection of new and notable books of scientific interest
Publication:Science News
Date:May 5, 2007
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