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A most remarkable creature : the hidden life and epic journey of the world's smartest birds of prey / Jonathan Meiburg.

Meiburg, Jonathan, (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 598.96 MEIBURG 2021 (Text) 0001002439980 Nonfiction New Checked out 05/22/2021
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center 598.96 MEI 2021 (Text) 0002205562305 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 06/05/2021
Jefferson County Library-Windsor 598.96 MEIBURG (Text) 30065010116942 New Books Available -
Polk County Library-Bolivar 598.96 MEI (Text) 34531000312638 New Books-NonFiction Available -
Scenic Regional-New Haven ON ORDER - 598.96 MEI (Text) SRL208059 On Order New NonFiction On order -
Trails Regional-Lexington 2021/03/30 (Text) TRLS335689201240 On Order On order -

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-330) and index.
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"An enthralling account of a modern voyage of discovery as we meet a rare and mysterious bird of prey--the caracara--that puzzled Darwin, fascinates modern-day falconers, and carries secrets of our planet's deep past in its family history. In 1833, Charles Darwin was astonished by an animal he met in the Falkland Islands: handsome, social, and oddly crow-like falcons that were "tame and inquisitive... quarrelsome and passionate," and so insatiably curious that they stole hats, compasses, and other valuables from the crew of the Beagle. Darwin wondered why these birds were confined to remote islands at the tip of South America, sensing a larger story, but he set this mystery aside and never returned to it. Almost two hundred years later, Jonathan Meiburg takes up this chase. He takes us through South America, from the fog-bound coasts of Tierra del Fuego to the tropical forests of Guyana, in search of these birds: striated caracaras, which still exist, though they're very rare. He reveals the wild, fascinating story of their history, origins, and possible futures. And along the way, he draws us into the life and work of William Henry Hudson, the Victorian writer and naturalist who championed caracaras as an unsung wonder of the natural world, and to falconry parks in the English countryside, where captive caracaras perform incredible feats of memory and problem-solving. A Most Remarkable Creature is a hybrid of science writing, travelogue, and biography, as generous and accessible as it is sophisticated, and absolutely riveting"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Birds.
Birds of prey.
Caracara (Genus)

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