SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences

Predator Recognition in Birds

The Use of Key Features

Authors: Fuchs, Roman, Veselý, Petr, Nácarová, Jana

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  • Provides a concise overview on avian predator recognition
  • Discusses both ethological and cognitive approaches
  • Describes in detail the use of key factors to recognize predators
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This SpringerBrief answers the question on how birds recognize their predators using multidisciplinary approaches and outlines paths of the future research of predator recognition. A special focus is put on the role of key features to discriminate against predators and non-predators. The first part of the book provides a comprehensive review of the mechanisms of predator recognition based on classical ethological studies in untrained birds. The second part introduces a new view on the topic treating theories of cognitive ethology. This approach involves examination of conditioned domestic pigeons and highlights the actual abilities of birds to recognize and categorize.

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Dr. Roman Fuchs 
Department of Zoology Faculty of Science University of South Bohemia Branišovská 1760 37005 České Budějovice Czech Republic 
Dr. Petr Veselý Department of ZoologyFaculty of Science University of South BohemiaBranišovská 1760 37005 České Budějovice Czech Republic 
Dr. Jana Nácarová
Department of ZoologyFaculty of Science University of South BohemiaBranišovská 1760 37005 České Budějovice Czech Republic 

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Predator Recognition in Birds
Book Subtitle
The Use of Key Features
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12404-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12404-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-12402-1
Series ISSN
2211-7504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 117
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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