Tim Birkhead

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Tim Birkhead is a professor at the University of Sheffield where he teaches animal behaviour and the history of science. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and his research has taken him all over the world in the quest to understand the lives of birds. Among his other books are The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Birds which won the McColvin medal, The Red Canary which won the Consul Cremer Prize, and The Wisdom of Birds which was voted ‘Best Bird Book of Year’ (2009) by the British Trust for Ornithology and British Birds. He is married with three children and lives in Sheffield, England.