by Frank B. Gill

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Taking an evolutionary approach to bird science, Ornithology incorporates the latest research while featuring an exquisite program of drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780716720652
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 11/01/1989
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 512

Table of Contents

Part 1 Origin and Diversity

Chapter 1 The Diversity of Birds

Chapter 2 Evolutionary Origin

Chapter 3 Phylogeny and Systematics

Part 2 Form and Function

Chapter 4 Feathers

Chapter 5 Flight

Chapter 6 Physiology

Part 3 Behavior

Chapter 7 Senses, Brains, and Intelligence

Chapter 8 Vocalizations

Chapter 9 Annual Cycles

Chapter 10 Migration and Navigation

Chapter 11 Social Behavior

Part 4 Reproduction

Chapter 12 Bird Sex

Chapter 13 Sexual Selection

Chapter 14 Breeding Systems

Chapter 15 Nests and Incubation

Chapter 16 Parents and Their Offspring

Chapter 17 Life Histories

Part 5 Ecology and Conservation

Chapter 18 Populations

Chapter 19 Speciation

Chapter 20 Communities

Chapter 21 Conservation

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