Current Ornithology

Current Ornithology

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

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Detailing novel research methods, this compilation presents major advances in fundamental aspects of phylogeny, mating, parental care, the trophic structure of Raptor communities, demography, behavioral ecology, species diversity, and the evolution of avian ontogenies. The book also features the most extensive list of international references available on raptor diet and feeding behavior and nocturnality. 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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`Fascinating...The information content and quality of presentation of Volume 10 is typically excellent.'
Notornis, September 1994

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Role of Phylogenetic History in the Evolution of Contemporary Avian Mating and Parental Care Systems

    Ligon, J. David

    Pages 1-46

  • Trophic Structure of Raptor Communities: A Three-Continent Comparison and Synthesis

    Marti, Carl D. (et al.)

    Pages 47-137

  • Matrix Methods for Avian Demography

    McDonald, David B. (et al.)

    Pages 139-185

  • Nocturnality in Colonial Waterbirds: Occurrence, Special Adaptations, and Suspected Benefits

    McNeil, Raymond (et al.)

    Pages 187-246

  • Latitudinal Gradients in Avian Species Diversity and the Role of Long-Distance Migration

    Rabenold, Kerry N.

    Pages 247-274

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Ornithology
Editors
  • D.M. Power
Series Title
Current Ornithology
Series Volume
10
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-9582-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-9582-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4615-9584-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
398
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