Expanding and drawing from J. Shore's pioneering book on birds, this examines the species according to common themes - amongst which freedom versus restraint is undoubtedly the most significant. The erudite and practical author discusses signposts pointing in the direction of a bird remedy, then groups them into families - exploring issues in common as well as ways to differentiate between different families and individuals. He contrasts birds with the pre-occupations of other species - for example insects, snakes, and spiders. Materia Medica summarised from provings of 38 birds follows. This will deepen and broaden your awareness of when to prescribe a bird remedy - and will help you to choose between genus and sub-groups, eventually pinpointing an individual. An extremely interesting work, shedding light on our understanding and prescribing for this colourful, playful, sexy, vocal, and versatile species. (* = Also covered in Jonathan Shore's book).
Birds covered: Anas Platyrhynchos (Mallard), Anas Barb (Oscillococcinum - Barbar or Muscovy Duck), Anser Anser (Greylag Goose), Branta Canadensis (Canada Goose), Cygnus Cygnus (Whooper swan )*, Cygnus Bewickii (Bewick's swan), Cygnus Olor (Mute swan)*, Bonansa Umbellus (Ruffed grouse), Pavo Cristatos (Peacock), Gallus Gallus domesticus (Domestic Fowl), Melagris Gallopavo (Wild Turkey), Pelecanus Occidentalis (Brown Pelican)*, Threskiornis Aethiopicus (Sacred Ibis), Ardea Herodias (Great Blue heron)*, Larus Argentatus (Herring Gull), Falco Peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)*, Falco Cherrug (Saker Falcon)*, Buteo Jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)*, Haliaeetus Leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)*, Vultur Gryphus (Andean Condor)*, Cathartes Aura (Turkey Vulture)*, Diomedea Exulans (Wandering Albatross)*, Gavia immer (Common Loon), Spheniscus Humboldti (Humboldt Penguin)*, Bubo Virginius (Great Horned Owl)*, Tyto Alba (Barn Owl), Aerodramus Fuciphagus, Nidus Edulis (Edible-Nest Swiftlet), Calypte Anna (Anna's Hummingbird), Columba Palumbus (Wood Pigeon - Dove )•, Columba Livia (Rock Pigeon), Ara Macaw (Scarlet Macaw)*, Geococcyx Californianus (Greater Roadrunner), Pharomachrus Mocinno (Resplendant Quetzal), Corvus Splenedens (House Crow), Corvus Corax (Raven)*, Erithacus Rubecula ( European Robin), Gracula Religiosa (Java hill Mynah), Passer Domesticus (Sparrow), Guano Australis (Bird Droppings), Tuberculinum Aviare (Bird TB).
Author: P. Fraser