Current Ornithology

Current Ornithology

Editors: Power, D.M. (Ed.)

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In Volume 12, eminent international ornithologists further elucidate endocrinological correlates of mating strategies and hormones and reproductive behavior; assess the value of the ''brood reduction hypothesis'' in explaining ''the paradox of hatching asynchrony''; and explore the validity and sensitivity of growth bands in feathers as an indication of nutritional condition and the use of feather banding in studying growth. Chapters are well supported with charts, maps, schematic diagrams, and photographs. Current Ornithology is the only English-language publication currently devoted exclusively to extensive reviews and synthesis of topics pertaining to all aspects of the biology of birds. Chapters fall under such diverse rubrics as ecology, evolution, behavior, phylogeny, behavioral ecology, anatomy and physiology, and conservation biology. All authors are leading authorities on their subjects, and each chapter is refereed by experts in the topics covered. Although all chapters focus primarily on birds, some topics, such as the social cognition of birds as compared to primates (Volume 13), have significant application to disciplines outside of ornithology. Current Ornithology aims to provide an accessible, up-to-date, accurate source of data and to contribute to conceptual generalization and unification across the biological sciences.

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`As has been true in all previous volumes, the editing and writing of these chapters is excellent and the content remarkably good, particularly given the length of the series....As usual, these sources are a gold mine for researchers, graduate students, and teachers.'
The Wilson Bulletin
`For researchers interested in plumage evolution, hatching asynchrony or any of the other topics reviewed, [Volume 12] will be obligatory reading. For others interested in learning about new fields, this is one of the best places to start.'
Recent Ornithological Publications
`I do suggest that university libraries buy this useful series.'
Animal Behavior

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Testosterone and Polygyny in Birds

    Beletsky, Les D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-41

  • Using Migration Counts to Monitor Landbird Populations: Review and Evaluation of Current Status

    Dunn, Erica H. (et al.)

    Pages 43-88

  • Ptilochronology

    Grubb, Thomas C.

    Pages 89-114

  • Individual Voice Discrimination in Birds

    Lambrechts, Marcel M. (et al.)

    Pages 115-139

  • The Evolution of Bird Coloration and Plumage Elaboration

    Savalli, Udo M.

    Pages 141-190

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Ornithology
Editors
  • D.M. Power
Series Title
Current Ornithology
Series Volume
12
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1835-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1835-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5743-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 278
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