Episode guide

The Life of Birds

The Life of Birds

  • To Fly or Not to Fly?

    Exploring the natural history of bird life. Computer graphics recreate the period 150 million years ago when small, fast-running dinosaurs took to the air.

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  • The Mastery of Flight

    David Attenborough explores the lives of winged wonders. Here, we see how various species have evolved skills such as high-speed hunting and precision hovering.

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  • The Insatiable Appetite

    David Attenborough looks at the natural history of bird life. This episode focuses on their feeding habits.

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  • Meat-Eaters

    Another insight into the natural history of bird life, narrated by David Attenborough. This episode focuses on birds of prey, from meat-eating parrots to African eagles.

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  • Fishing for a Living

    David Attenborough presides over the natural history of birds. Here, a look at the remarkable variety of aquatic birds, such as ducks, kingfishers and penguins.

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  • Signals and Songs

    David Attenborough presents another voyage into the natural world. He reveals how birds have become sophisticated communicators, using colour and beautiful songs.

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  • Finding Partners

    Legendary broadcaster David Attenborough reveals more wonders of the natural world. Hear why male birds use extraordinary displays and bizarre mating rituals.

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  • The Demands of the Egg

    Join David Attenborough again as we embark on another voyage into the natural world. Discover how birds construct their nests and protect their eggs.

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  • The Problem of Parenthood

    David Attenborough narrates another illuminating look at our feathered friends. Discover how pelicans and sea eagles solve the problems of parenthood.

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  • The Limits of Endurance

    David Attenborough looks at our feathered friends and their amazing ways. How birds cope with living in some of the most bizarre places on the planet.

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