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Avian Flight

Avian Flight

John J. Videler

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299928
eISBN:
9780191714924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299928.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Bird flight has always intrigued mankind. This book provides an up-to-date account of the existing knowledge on the subject, offering new insights and challenges some established views. A brief ... More

Avian InvasionsThe Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Avian Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood, and Phillip Cassey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199232543
eISBN:
9780191715983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

As people have spread around the world, they have taken with them a broad range of other species to satisfy a variety of human needs. Some of these species went on to establish wild populations well ... More

Biology of the Ubiquitous House SparrowFrom Genes to Populations

Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow: From Genes to Populations

Ted Anderson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304114
eISBN:
9780199790012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

After the chicken, the House Sparrow is the most widely distributed bird species in the world, occurring on all continents except Antarctica and on most human-inhabited islands. Although its Latin ... More

Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds

Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds

J. Eduardo P. W. Bicudo, William A. Buttemer, Mark A. Chappell, James T. Pearson, and Claus Bech

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199228447
eISBN:
9780191711305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228447.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This book focuses on the current understanding of a set of topics in ecological and environmental physiology that are of particular interest to ornithologists, but which also have broad biological ... More

Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmicean integrated approach

Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Ken A. Otter (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Chickadees and titmice are among the most popular birds in North America, due in large part to their readiness to use bird feeders, to nest in urban gardens, and even to be trained to take food from ... More

Evolutionary Biomechanics

Evolutionary Biomechanics

Graham Taylor and Adrian Thomas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198566373
eISBN:
9780191779459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566373.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ornithology

Evolutionary biomechanics is the study of evolution through the analysis of biomechanical systems. Its unique advantage is the precision with which physical constraints and performance can be ... More

The History of British Birds

The History of British Birds

Derek Yalden and Umberto Albarella

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217519
eISBN:
9780191712296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217519.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ornithology

Birds, in contrast to mammals, are thought to have fragile bones, which are difficult to identify when found, so have no useful archaeological record. This book is based on an accumulation of over ... More

Ivorybill HuntersSearch for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Geoffrey E. Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker holds the attention of birders and naturalists like no other species of bird, so it was huge news in 2005 when the Cornell Lab of Ornithology announced that an ... More

Nests, Eggs, and IncubationNew ideas about avian reproduction

Nests, Eggs, and Incubation: New ideas about avian reproduction

D. Charles Deeming and S. James Reynolds (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198718666
eISBN:
9780191788086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718666.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Avian incubation is a critical part of reproduction. This new book covers four key areas: nest, eggs, incubation, and the study of avian reproduction. After an initial introduction about incubation ... More

A Red Bird in a Brown BagThe Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch

A Red Bird in a Brown Bag: The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch

Geoffrey E. Hill

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195148480
eISBN:
9780199893683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148480.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The House Finch is among the most mundane birds, so ubiquitous and familiar across the U.S. and Canada that it does not rate a glance from most bird enthusiasts. But males have carotenoid-based ... More

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