Ornithology in Laboratory and Field - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780125524551, 9780323138925

Ornithology in Laboratory and Field

5th Edition

Authors: Olin Pettingill, Jr.
eBook ISBN: 9780323138925
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 1985
Page Count: 403
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This new edition of Ornithology in Laboratory and Field continues to offer up-to-date coverage of the important aspects of modern ornithology. Beginning with an overview of ornithology today, Pettingill explores such topics as external and internal anatomy, physiology, ecology, flight, behavior, migration, life histories, and populations.


Undergraduate students that have only a background knowledge of biology.

Table of Contents

Birds and Ornithology. An Introduction. Topography. Flight. Feathers and Feather Tracts. Anatomy and Physiology. Systematics. External Structural Characters. Laboratory Identification. Plumages and Plumage Coloration. Distribution. Field Identification. Behavior. Migration. Territory. Song. Mating. Nests and Nest-Building. Eggs, Egg-Laying, and Incubation. Young and Their Development. Parental Care. Longevity, Numbers, and Populations. Ancestry, Evolution, and Decrease of Birds. Appendices. Index.


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About the Author

Olin Pettingill, Jr.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cornell University, Ithica, New York, U.S.A.

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