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audio nonfiction (9hrs 52min, read by author), published March 30 2021

entertaining and educational book on the little-known striated caracara or "Johnny Rook" (related to an ancestor of falcons, but behaving like a strange hybrid of eagle/vulture/corvid) of the Faulkland Islands, and other caracara species, all of them extinct or endangered despite their remarkable intelligence and adaptability. Lots about evolution (and extinction events) as well as a few naturalists (relevant to these birds); an interesting epilogue provides evidence that caracaras may be showing up in the US and Canada.… (lisätietoja)
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reader1009 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 26, 2024 |
This is a rambling book about a broad number of topics related to birds: evolution, plate tectonics, ecology, and travel. There were too many long excerpts from other authors that didn't add much to the book, especially from William Henry Hudson. It's an enjoyable book if you feel like taking your time working through it. But it's more of an adventure and travel story than a book about birds.
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Greenfrog342 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |
This is a compelling, interesting, well researched nonfiction book. The narrative thread is enough but not too much (yes I'm wary now), and the author as narrator is just right. It may just be simple to please me here - I like caracaras because I met one at the end of the earth, and of course I want to hear about Malvinas.
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Kiramke | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 9, 2023 |
An excellent natural history of the Caracara and its relatives, jungle travelogue, and paean to William Henry Hudson.

[• There are some interesting notes before the bibliography. They are linked back to the text, but they are not indicated in the text so you can only read them afterward.
• This is specifically recommended for LMN and GCC since they might usually ignore the various oddities that I read.]
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markm2315 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |



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