An Ethnography of a New Species by Lizzie Colling is one of the most engaging ethnographies of birds ever written. In this book, Colling takes us on a journey to a remote part of Australia to meet and talk with a number of bird species that are currently endangered or considered to be so and explore their unique habitats and lifestyles. These are the free birds.
The book begins with a description of the unique ways in which some species exist on the island of Tasmania. Some birds thrive in the trees, like the treecreeper, or fly freely through the forest canopy, like the passenger pigeon. There are other bird species that inhabit the ground, like the plumeria. Others simply reside on hillsides and mountainsides, like the barn owl, the night pigeon, and the grey-headed titmouse.
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As you read about these birds, you can learn about the way they are socialized, nesting, moving, traveling, and parenting, as well as about their ways of balancing the ecosystem in which they live. You also learn about how some species are trying to protect the landscape against the spread of the Tasmanian devil, while others work to keep the devil out of their territory.
What I especially like about free birds is that it encourages us to consider the impact that humans have on our own environments. We can do things that help or hurt these animals, whether through deforestation, agricultural land clearing or destroying their habitat, which allows other species to flourish. This book will encourage you to consider our actions in our own backyard to make a difference in the quality of the environment we live in.
Literature about animals is not always very uplifting. Most of the books about animals focus on the destructive behavior of some animals and overlook the positive aspects of those same behaviors. In fact, almost all literature about animals focuses on negative aspects.
This book discusses these species in a positive light. These are some of the animals that do what they do for the benefit of the community that supports them. Free birds discuss the reasons why they are able to maintain their unique abilities to balance the ecosystem. It includes migration routes, bird feeding sites, predator avoidance, plant life, and shelter for baby birds, which hatch and become adults. Birds have evolved these abilities over millions of years of evolution and thousands of years of human culture.
Free Birds Balances The Ecosystem
One of the best things about free birds is that it encourages us to take care of the environment. It is wonderful to read about the benefits of bird feeding. These creatures provide a crucial source of food and clean water for people who cannot dig for themselves. It is also inspiring to learn about the birds who fight for their habitat.
I really liked the descriptions of how different species of birds have adapted to live in different types of habitats. The introduction to the book includes a comprehensive list of plants and animals in the area where Free Birds lived. This is an awesome way to get a background into what is going on in this particular region.
There are some of the animals described in this book that will be of interest to many readers, especially if you are interested in biodiversity and new species. Also, there are some interesting birds that will be of interest to birders.
Our concern for biodiversity should not stop at protecting species, but it is an important part of our everyday lives. However, birds are beautiful and fascinating. It is said that we have to continue to look for ways to protect them. It is important to know what we are doing to help them, as they provide us with a great source of entertainment, as well as eating and flying.
This book covers a variety of interesting characteristics of birds, including nesting, migration routes, food, ecology, and much more. Readers will find that it is easy to understand and easy to share the way they learn about birds. It is a “learn by doing” book.
The book begins with a “Welcome to Free Birds” section, then goes into the various species of birds and their names. The book ends with sections about conservation and other things that birds do. Also, it includes an afterword by the author and a short review of the book.