The Behaviour, Population Biology and Physiology of the Petrels

The Behaviour, Population Biology and Physiology of the Petrels

1st Edition - June 10, 1996

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  • Author: John Warham
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080527789

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Over a lifetime's work with the group, John Warham has firmly established himself as one of the foremost experts on these birds. In this book he completes the major survey started in his earlier work, The Petrels: Their Ecology and Breeding Systems. The text is comprehensive, well illustrated, and fully referenced.Together with the earlier, companion volume, this encyclopedic treatment presents an amazingly detailed, yet accessible introduction to this important, much-studied bird family, for the biologist, the conservation manager, and the dedicated amateur ornithologist.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features
@bul:* Authored by an authoritative expert in the field
* Explores an important, model group of birds
* Appeals to a conservation interest


Professional ornithologists and animal ecological behaviorists, avian conservation biologists, as well as amateur ornithologists will find this a valuable text.

Table of Contents

  • Preface.
    Petrel Populations.
    Petrels at Sea: Distribution, Dispersal, and Migration.
    Feeding and Foods.
    Behavior and Vocalizations: A General Introduction.
    Behavior of Albatrosses.
    Behavior and Vocalizations of Procellariidae, Hydrobatidae, and Polecanoididae.
    Physiology and Energetics.
    Anatomical Matters.
    Evolution and Radiation.
    Petrels and Man.
    Species Index.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 616
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1996
  • Published: June 10, 1996
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080527789

About the Author

John Warham

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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