Ornithology in Laboratory and Field

Ornithology in Laboratory and Field

5th Edition - April 28, 1985

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  • Author: Olin Pettingill, Jr.
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323138925

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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.

Readership

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 403
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: April 28, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323138925

About the Author

Olin Pettingill, Jr.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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