Fascinating Life Sciences

Avian Brood Parasitism

Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution and Coevolution

Editors: Soler, Manuel (Ed.)

  • Provides new insights into the ecology and behaviour of brood parasites
  • Covers the major areas of brood parasitism in 30 chapters written by an authority or authorities in the field
  • Discusses the coevolutionary arms race between brood parasites and their hosts
  • An invaluable resource for researchers in brood parasitism as well as a comprehensive reference for ornithologists, ecologists, ethologists, and researchers in general interested in the evolution of ecology, behaviour, and coevolution of brood parasites and their hosts
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73138-4
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About this book

Brood parasitism has become one of the most flourishing areas of research in evolutionary ecology and one of the best model systems for investigating coevolution. This subject has undergone remarkable advances during the last two decades, but has not been covered by any book in the 21st century.

This book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the fascinating field of avian brood parasitism. The topics covered include conspecific brood parasitism; evolution and phylogenetic history of avian brood parasites; parasitic behaviour used by brood parasites; adaptations and counter-adaptations of brood parasites and their hosts at every stage of the breeding cycle (before laying, egg, chick and fledgling stages); factors affecting the evolution of host defences and parasitic attacks; the role of phenotypic plasticity in host defences; mechanisms driving egg recognition and rejection; evolution of nest sharing or nest killing by brood parasite chicks; begging behaviour in parasitized nests and food delivery by host adults; and recognition of conspecifics by juvenile brood parasites. This volume provides a comprehensive reference resource for readers and researchers with an interest in birds, behaviour and evolution, as well as a source of hypotheses and predictions for future investigations into this dynamic subject.

About the authors

​Manuel Soler

Grupo de Investigación Comportamiento y Ecología Animal

Departamento de Zoología

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad de Granada

E-18071 Granada

Spain

msoler@ugr.es

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: 5 de mayo de 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73138-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.00
price for Mexico
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: 7 de abril de 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73137-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Avian Brood Parasitism
Book Subtitle
Behaviour, Ecology, Evolution and Coevolution
Editors
  • Manuel Soler
Series Title
Fascinating Life Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73138-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73138-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73137-7
Series ISSN
2509-6745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 652
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
Topics