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David Attenborough's epic series uncovers new research into the behaviour of these popular, perfectly adapted, skillul conquerors of the air. In this series, the secrets of birds' great successes comes to light - their remarkable strategies for finding food, their complex social systems, and their ingenious and often bizarre ways of mating and breeding. From high speed aerial hunters and long distance migrants to brilliantly coloured nectar-grazers, the comical and the bizarre, this is the definitive series on birds.


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S01E01 To Fly or Not to Fly 21/10/1998 The first episode looks at how birds first took to the skies in the wake of the insects. It begins in Mexico, where Attenborough observes bats being outmaneuvered by a red-tailed hawk.
S01E02 The Mastery of Flight 28/10/1998 The second programme deals with the mechanics of flight. Getting into the air is by far the most exhausting of a bird's activities, and Attenborough observes shearwaters in Japan that have taken to climbing trees to give them a good jumping-off point.
S01E03 The Insatiable Appetite 04/11/1998 A look at the constant need to feed necessitated by the demands of flight in species from sap suckers and crows, to robins and geese.
S01E04 Meat-Eaters 11/11/1998 This episode looks at those birds that have become strict meat eaters, from eagles and hawks to owls and vultures.
S01E05 Fishing for a Living 18/11/1998 A look at those birds that look to fishing as their main food source. From gulls and ducks to cormorants and cranes.
S01E06 Signals and Songs 25/11/1998 A look at the way birds communicate. The program shows us how calls of warning can unite a community of birds against a larger predator and how other calls may be used to attract mates.
S01E07 Finding Partners 02/12/1998 A look at how birds attract and select mates. The survey ranges from common birds such as the sparrow to the more exotic frigate birds, and Jamaican hummingbirds. Other segments concentrate on the dancing associated with the courtship of grebes and the artistic collections of bower birds.
S01E08 The Demands of the Egg 09/12/1998 A look at eggs and what birds go through to produce and protect them. This episode ranges from the mating flights to fledging of their offspring. Species examined include frigate birds and toucans as well as weaver birds and cuckoos.
S01E09 The Problems of Parenthood 16/12/1998 This episode looks at the problems birds face in raising their young. It ranges from parrots who are very active parents to cuckoos who are famous for foisting the job off on others.
S01E10 The Limits of Endurance 23/12/1998 A look at how birds deal with hostile environments and with people. The episode ranges from crows in Japan that use traffic to crack nuts to penguins who never see a person but make long treks through frigid wastes.
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