Illustration of two brown and teal birds on a leafy branch.

On Rare Birds

by Anita Albus Author

Weaving together natural history and investigative reporting with mythological and cultural material, On Rare Birds tells the stories of birds that are not just rare - they are extinct. With ten stories of ten birds, this stunning and fully illustrated volume is a monument to the love of birds. Bearing sad witness to precious species we have lost, these tales are fascinating and often heartwarming depictions of the unique lives of birds. With knowledge, devotion, and a true artist's eye, you will find graceful, precise prose detailing why the decline of these bird species is a great loss both to the natural world and, unavoidably, to culture. With each species lost, a world is lost to human understanding-to our arts, our mythology, and our environment.

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