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BBC - The Life Of Birds (1998)

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 9:34 pm
by Blooma
BBC Natural World - The Life Of Birds


Sir David Attenborough, master of the epic split sentence, is the undisputed king of the wildlife documentary. For 20 years he has been making award-winning wildlife films; his biggest and most popular series' to date being the ‘Life’ trilogy, and 'The Private Life of Plants'.

‘The Life of Birds’ Attenborough’s award winning opus, is another landmark in wildlife filmmaking; an odyssey to the furthest corners of the world, every bit as ambitious as his previous projects. This wonderful series details the physics of bird flight, feeding habits, nest building, the rearing of young and the unique adaptations that allow birds to live in a diverse rage of environments.

Over three years in the making, Attenborough travelled 256,000 miles during filming - 10 times round the Earth. The latest wildlife filming techniques have been employed, from ultra-slow motion, night vision (‘starlight’) cameras to tiny cameras that film inside nests.

The results are truly spectacular and provide footage of some of the world's rarest birds and examples of remarkable avian behaviour; many that have never been filmed before. In the pitch of night a lone kiwi, one of the shyest of all birds, probes for sand hoppers along a rugged New Zealand beach. Less than two feet away, Attenborough lays observing its progress. A micro-camera, positioned inside the branch of a tree, observes a New Caledonian crow using a twig to extract a grub. Migrating ducks and geese on the wing are filmed seemingly from within the flock - the cameras just inches from their subjects.

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BBC - The Life Of Birds

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:20 am
by Rhadamanthys
The Life Of Birds


The Life of Birds is Sir David Attenborough's first extended study of a single animal group. He is a Vice-President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, a Trustee of the British Museum, an honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

There are over 9000 species of birds, the most widespread of all animals: on icebergs, in the Sahara or under the sea, at home in our gardens or flying for over a year at a time. Earthbound, we can only look and listen, enjoying their lightness, freedom and richness of plumage and song.

David Attenborough has been watching and learning all his life. His new book, with its accompanying series of films for BBC TV, is a brilliant introduction to bird behaviour around the world: what they do and why they do it. He looks at each step in bird's lives and the problems they have to solve: learning to fly; finding food; communicating; mating and caring for nests, eggs and young; migrating; facing dangers and surviving harsh conditions.

Sir David has no equal in helping others to learn and making it exciting. His curiosity and enjoyment are infectious. He shows the lifelong pleasure that birds around us offer, and how much we miss if unaware of them.

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Re: BBC - The Life Of Birds (1998)

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:31 pm
by voetsak
thank you :)