Books About Birds – The Life of the Robin
by David Lack
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A classic study based on four years of close observations which have been rewarded with an accurate and thorough appreciation of Britain’s most popular bird, its habitat, life-cycle and surprisingly aggressive behaviour.
You will learn about a robin’s song, which shows considerable individual variations; the robin’s display and its significance; pairing and courtship; the territorial robin and its attacking behaviour. How to tame a robin – how long will it remember you, and will it ever make a pet?
Hardback in red cloth, pp240, illustrated throughout with line drawings by Robert Gillmor.
VG in VG dustjacket. A very smart copy, with tight, brilliant white pages.
Published by HF & G Witherby, 1985, 3rd reprint of the 4th edition. ISBN 0854930302
A schoolmaster teaching biology at Dartington Hall School in Devon, David Lack was able to capitalise on a sabbatical year involving a trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1938 by producing not one, but two ornithological books of enduring appeal, The Life of the Robin and Darwin’s Finches. The latter was his most renowned work, and both of these classics have been reissued in different editions several times.