The Life of Birds • 1998 • 10 episodes • 8h:15m
David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life.
The Mastery of Flight
The focus turns to the mastery of flight, from the science of gravity to the ability of birds to cover extremely long distances.
Birds eat more than berries; this episode takes a look at birds that eat meat.
Signals and Songs
The myth that birds only sing for pleasure is destroyed as birdsongs become known as ways of communication.
The Problems of Parenthood
Raising children is no easier in the air as it is on the ground, as bird parents care for, defend, and even kill their young.
The Limits of Endurance
Left to their own devices, birds have reached almost all ends of the Earth - still, humans can do many things to help their feathered friends.