The Magpies: The Ecology and Behaviour of Black-Billed and Yellow-Billed Magpies

Author: Tim Birkhead

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408137771

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Magpies are unmistakeable in their appearance, voice and extrovert, arrogant manner. While their persecution at the hands of gamekeepers over the last hundred years has made them wary and difficult to approach, a number of recent field studies, both in Europe and North America, have successfully revealed the intricacies of the magpie way of life. Two species of magpie feature in this book, the Black-billed Magpie, familiar to most Europeans, which occurs throughout much of the northern hemisphere, and the Yellow-billed Magpie, which is confined to California. Tim Birkhead has studied both species, and has produced a fascinating account of their ecology and behaviour. Many of the results from his ten-year study of magpies in northern England are published here for the first time. Particularly revealing however is his comparison of the two species and of their different races. Magpies occur in a wide range of habitats, including English farmland, the deserts of North America, the mountains of Saudi Arabia and the windswept plateaus of Tibet. As this book explains, magpies are able to exploit this diversity of habitats largely through their remarkably flexible social behaviour. The Magpies covers all aspects of their lives, including their marital relationships, food hoarding behaviour, longevity and survival, nesting behaviour, breeding success and their controversial relationship with man. The text is supported by numerous photographs, diagrams and tables, and superb illustrations by David Quinn. Illustrated by David Quinn
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The Magpies

Author: Denis Glover,Dick Frizzell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869620424

Category: New Zealand poetry

Page: 32

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Denis Glover's iconic New Zealand poem 'The Magpies' is illustrated by Dick Frizzell to create a beautiful gift edition that every New Zealand family needs to own. The delightful refrain 'Quardle ardle oodle ardle wardle doodle' is well loved in New Zealand poetry, as are Dick Frizzell's illustrations for this book. It won the Russell Clark award for illustration in 1988. Originally published in 1987, this book remains as fresh and original today as it was then. This is the true mark of a New Zealand Classic - the third in Random House's series of classic NZ picture books.
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Fluff and The Magpies

Author: Jay Bellamy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496977467

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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Fluff and the Magpies was inspired by observing the behaviours of squirrels and magpies and their obvious rivalry and conflicts where food is concerned. Even the characters Half-Tail Stumpy and Dagwood are modelled on actual animals Jay has seen regularly in his gardens.
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The Magpies' Nest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A story, based on English folklore, explains why each bird builds its nest in a different way.
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Waltzing the Magpies

A Year in Australia

Author: Sam Pickering

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472113774

Category: Travel

Page: 280

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Sam Pickering chronicles his year-long family trip to Australia in this travelogue that chronicles his experiences, including snorkeling at Turquoise Bay and bird watching.
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The Magpies

Author: Mark Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781477817995

Category: Fiction

Page: 309

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Meet the neighbors from hell, in the gripping thriller that reviewers and readers describe as “fast-paced,” “chilling,” and “impossible to put down.” When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms. But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie's best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror. As they are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back—but he has no idea what he is really up against… The Magpies is a gripping psychological thriller in which the monsters are not vampires or demons but the people who live next door. It is a nightmare that could happen to anyone. Praise for The Magpies “Mark Edwards achieves what other writers yearn for, by creating characters that genuinely feel like real people, individuals you know personally—and then puts them into the scariest of situations so that we cannot help but suffer with them. Edwards takes the places that should feel safe and subverts them, shifting the ground beneath our feet, until we're left clinging to the book, hoping against hope for a positive conclusion. There's something deeply unsettling about The Magpies—and that's exactly as it should be.” —Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner “The Magpies is absorbing, claustrophobic and terrifying. Read this book! Then get a top notch alarm system fitted in your house.” —Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Cry
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The Magpies Notebook

2019-2020 English Premier League Weekly Planner: Track Every Match with This Logbook/ Record-keeping Journal: EPL Dairy With Game Day Scheduler & Seasonal Fixture

Author: Soccer Fan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781686182150

Category:

Page: 104

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Record Your EPL Memories & ExperiencesTop features This composition book has been prepared only for The Magpies Features all the 38 matches of the Newcastle United for the EPL 2019-2020 season Perfect book to plan your match day schedule & activities This college lined dairy reserves two separate pages for each game For better action plan, the book also shows the game time, date and venue along with the opponent's The perfect book to write thoughts, predictions and plans on game days *** GET IT NOW ***
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Newcastle United Minute by Minute

The Magpies' Most Historic Moments

Author: David Jackson

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 9781785316647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Newcastle United: Minute by Minute takes you on a fantastic journey through the Magpies' matchday history. Relive all the breathtaking goals, heroic penalty saves, sending offs and other memorable moments in this unique by-the-clock guide. From United's glorious early years and domestic domination through to the present day, the book covers everything from Frank Watt's trophy-hunters to Stan Seymour's FA Cup legends, Kevin Keegan's swashbuckling entertainers, Sir Bobby Robson's superb side and the Alan Shearer years. Revisit Newcastle's most spectacular modern feats and learn things you didn't know about the club's proud history. From goals scored in the opening seconds to those last-gasp extra-time winners that have thrilled generations of fans at St James' Park and around the world, Newcastle United: Minute by Minute is packed with memorable moments. With countless goals from the legendary Shearer, Milburn, Ginola and hundreds of others - the book is filled with thrilling memories from kick-off through to the final whistle.
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Meet the Magpie

Author: Joyce Robertson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449087914

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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"Thief!" "Murderer!" "Rascal!" Though not a well-loved bird, biologists say they are among the most intelligent birds. Some magpies have been trained to count. In captivity a magpie will use a twig to sweep food within reach. READ...about their huge nests, made with two doorways and a roof! LEARN...how they gang up against predators!
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