Description

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.

Details

No. of pages:
403
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1985
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780125524551
Electronic ISBN:
9780323138925