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The Life of Birds


Of all of David Attenborough’s famous and fabulous surveys of life, this one on the life of birds is his best — perhaps because Attenborough loved birds the most. His look at winged creatures is quirky, intelligent, deep, and memorable. It nicely serves as a brilliant short course in ornithology, or as a mesmerizing way to keep restless young tamed for hours because he reveals one amazing thing after another. You can find nature films round the clock on cable; this series is simply in a class by itself, worth re-watching many times. Extreme Birds is how I think of it.

— KK

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The Life of Birds
Presented by David Attenborough
1998, 540 min.
$2 per episode, Amazon Instant Video

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Posted January 1, 2004 at 11:31 am | comments


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