Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds
- Bridget Stutchbury, Smithsonian Institute
- Eugene Morton, Smithsonian Institute
This book examines behavioral adaptations of tropical birds in timing of breeding, life history traits, mating systems and parental care, territoriality, communication, and biotic interactions, and emphasizes the many gaps in our knowledge of tropical birds. We urge students and researchers in temperate and tropical regions alike to realize the potential they have for improving our knowledge of avian adaptations far beyond what is currently accepted as gospel. Time is running out.
Professional ornithologists, conservation biologists, researchers in tropical bird ecology, and students in tropical bird ecology. May also be of interest to amateur bird enthusiasts and visitors to tropics.