Ornithology

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Macmillan, 1995 - Počet stran: 763
With the Second Edition of his acclaimed text, Frank Gill offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date look at ornithology available. Not just a catalogue of species, it takes a conceptual, research-based approach to communicating an understanding of birds, providing an interpretive context that gives focus and meaning to the details of avian life. You get the latest on the impact of evolution on birds, especially the integration of morphological, behavioral, and physiological adaptations; contemporary research on communication and learning, social behavior, mating and reproduction, and population and community ecology; and contributions of avian biology to such fields as ecology, sociobiology, population biology, and biogeography.
 

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The Diversity of Birds
3
Bird Names and Classifications
12
Box 31 DNA hybridiza
20
History
21
Evolution of Feathers
28
Modern Birds
35
Systematics
45
Ratite Relationships
52
Navigation by Olfaction
316
Social Behavior
327
Dominant Behavior
333
Safety in Flocks
340
REPRODUCTION
349
Maturation of the Ovum
355
Egg Production
361
Box 181 Ornithologists
375

FORM AND FUNCTION
65
2 The display plumes
73
Feather Growth
80
Genetic Control of Feather Color
90
Elementary Aerodynamics
98
Flapping Flight
105
Box 61 Birds hyperventilate
115
Avian Circulatory System
122
Temperature Regulation
131
Water Economy
138
Feeding
147
Avian Digestive System
154
Box 162 Kittiwakes adapt
161
Wax as Food
162
Learning to Feed
168
Brains and Senses
177
Control of Song by the Central Nervous System
183
Detection of Natural Magnetic Fields
191
Mechanoreception
197
Visual Communication
203
Evolution of Displays
209
Box 92 Sexual selection
216
Box 101 There is a tech
234
Avian Vocabularies
242
Song Repertoires
250
Dialects
257
Tlie Annual Cycles of Birds
263
The ReceptorControl System
272
Energetic Costs of Reproduction
278
Migration
287
Migratory Feats
294
Fatty Fuels for Migration
297
Navigation
309
Colonial Nesting
384
Incubation
391
Mates
403
ExtraPair Copulations
409
Polyandry
415
Growth and Development
425
Altricial versus Precocial Modes of Development
432
Energy and Nutrition
438
Nest Sanitation
444
Box 191 Obligate brood
453
Intraspecific Brood Parasitism
458
Cooperative Breeding
466
The Complex Society of a Beeeater
474
Demography
481
Fecundity
490
Evolution of Clutch Size
496
Populations
507
Recruitment
520
Species
527
Population Structure
533
Assortative Mating
539
Box 224 Western
541
Box 241 Hie Dodo is
553
Open versus Closed Communities
561
Character and Ecological Displacement
569
Conservation of Endangered Species
581
Environmental Poisons
588
Habitat Conservation
598
The Hawk Mountain Story
610
Birds of the World
617
Box 151 The Smiths
711
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