RSPB Do Birds have Knees?  Ever looked at a bird and thought, ‘I wonder why birds sing…’? Find the answer to this and many more intriguing questions about birds here.How do ducks on frozen ponds stop their feet from freezing solid in winter?

Do birds sleep standing up?

Why do some species migrate yet others don’t?

And do birds have knees?

Stephen Moss answers 450 questions aimed at birdwatchers of all levels, conveying a veritable feast of bird-related information in his friendly and accessible style. Drawing on up-to-date research and illustrated with more than 200 colour photos, Do Birds Have Knees? will enthral, amuse and enlighten everyone with an interest in birds.


“Crams thousands of little factoids that you never knew you never knew about our feathered friends.” –  Sunday Express“Concise and informative, in a chatty everyday style… a great book for dipping into.” –  Birds magazine“Covers not only “Everything” you might be afraid, for whatever murky psychological reasons, to ask about birds, but plenty that you probably wouldn’t even think of asking.” –  Birdwatch magazine“Packed with hundreds of questions that anyone broadly interested in birds might ask, each one answered in an easy-to-understand manner. Excellent for anyone, new to birdwatching or not” –  BTO news

“There is something here for everyone, no matter what your level of bird knowledge. Pick up a copy, flick through it and dip into a question and you will be instantly educated and amused.” –  Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 240
ISBN: 9781472932358
Imprint: Bloomsbury Natural History
Series: RSPB
Illustrations: 350 full colour photos
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Stephen Moss is a BBC television producer and journalist, who works mainly on Bill Oddie’s wildlife programmes. He has written several books including Understanding Bird Behaviour – a Birdwatchers’ Guide (New Holland)