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  • Current Ornithologyby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    1 The Evolution of Normal and Reverse Sexual Size Dimorphism in Shorebirds and Other Birds.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Methods.- 3. The Shorebirds.- 3.1. Charadrii.- 3.2. Scolopaci.- 4. Patterns of Size Dimorphism.- 4.1. Sexual Size Dimorphism and Foraging Behavior.- 4.2. Sexual Size Dimorphism and Latitude.- 4.3. Sexual Size Dimorphism and Mating Systems.-... more...

  • Seabird Energeticsby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    1. Introduction.- 2. Egg formation.- 3. Energy cost of incubation to the parent bird.- 4. Parent-egg interactions: egg temperature and water loss.- 5. Eggs, yolk and embryonic growth rate.- 6. Caloric content and energetic budget of tropical seabird eggs.- 7. Metabolic responses of embryonic sea birds to temperature.- 8. Energetics of breeding Dark-rumped... more...

  • Outwitting Squirrelsby Bill Adler

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    The 48 million Americans of all ages who enjoy feeding wild birds and spend more than $3 billion a year on bird food alone all share a common enemy?the squirrel. For 25 years, Outwitting Squirrels has been leading the charge to help bird lovers defend their feeders from these fast, greedy, incredibly crafty creatures who pillage birdfeeders before... more...

  • Avian Ancestorsby Federico Agnolín; Fernando Novas

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Although consensus exists among researchers that birds evolved from coelurosaurian theropods, paleontologists still debate the identification of the group of coelurosaurians that most closely approaches the common ancestor of birds. The last 20 years witnessed the discovery of a wide array of avian-like theropods that has considerably amplified the... more...

  • The Adélie Penguinby David Ainley; Lucia deLeiris

    Columbia University Press 2002; US$ 74.99

    The Adélie penguin is one of the best-studied birds in the world and is the subject of research programs from a dozen nations interested in monitoring changes in the environment and the food webs of the Southern Ocean. This species' population has been changing dramatically over the past few decades coincident with a general warming of the maritime... more...

  • Pigeonby Barbara Allen

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 19.95

    Our frequent urban companion, cooing in the eaves of train stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many detractors?and even some fans. Written out of love for and fascination with this humble yet impo more...

  • Eine Störchin namens Maxby Katja Alves

    Tierschutzverlag 2013; US$ 33.99

    Eine Störchin namens Max ist ein etwas anderes Vogelbuch für Erwachsene, das sich auch für Kinder eignet. Unterhaltsam erzählt die in Avenches geborene Störchin, die seit 1999 einen Sender auf ihrem Rücken trägt, ihre Erlebnisse aus der eigenen Sicht. Etwa wie sie sich überwindet, fliegen zu lernen, wie sie zweifelt, den richtigen Weg in den Süden... more...

  • The American Bird Conservancy Guide to the 500 Most Important Bird Areas in theby American Bird Conservancy

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.95

    The American Bird Conservancy Guide to the 500 Most Important Bird Areas in the United States  offers both bird enthusiasts and conservationists specialized information never before compiled in a single comprehensive volume. This expert resource organizes the United States into 36 ornithologically distinct bird regions, then identifies and describes... more...

  • Birds in the Ancient World from A to Zby W. Geoffrey Arnott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z gathers together the ancient information available, listing all the names that ancient Greeks gave their birds and all their descriptions and analyses. W. Geoffrey Arnott identifies as many of them as possible in the light of modern ornithological studies. The ancient Greek bird names are transliterated into... more...

  • Domestic Duckby Chris Ashton; Mike Ashton

    Crowood 2014; US$ 17.49

    Most domesticated ducks are descended from the wild mallard and over the centuries many different breeds have been created. They have been kept as pets, or for their ornamental value, or have been farmed for their meat, eggs and down. In The Domestic Duck, Chris and Mike Ashton explain how these breeds have been developed and how to look after them.... more...