Devil Birds - DEREK, BROMHALL,Hutchinson, 1980, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.
Swifts are among the most fascinating of our birds - at once familiar and mysterious. With its outstanding photographs and sympathetic text, the book inspires the greatest respect and admiration for these little birds - so hideous when they are hatched and only six weeks later so beautiful, so supremely adapted for their aerial life as they prepare to leave the nest. They will then fly between here and South Africa for three whole years, perhaps, without once stopping, before returning to build a nest in which to raise chicks in their turn. Illustrated. 195pp. Index. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")