Gisela Kaplan is Emeritus Professor of Animal Behaviour at the University of New England and an Honorary Professor at the Queensland Brain Institute. She is the author of more than 250 research articles and has conducted ground-breaking research into vocal learning, communication and cognition in birds and other vertebrates. She holds two PhDs and an honorary DSc for her contributions to life sciences. In addition to extensive field research on birds, for the past two decades she has also raised and rehabilitated injured native birds. Her other recent books include Bird Minds: Cognition and Behaviour of Australian Native Birds and Tawny Frogmouth.
"This updated and extended second edition provides a fascinating
account of magpie biology and behaviour, and will have wide appeal
to bird lovers, ornithologists and naturalists." * Crikey!
Magazine, Winter 2019 *
"I found this book a joy and delight to read, with the colour illustrations to exemplify the points particularly entertaining." -- Wendy Morris * Western Australian Naturalist News, 28 January 2020 *