Bird Anatomy and Physiology
Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest
Baby Birds
An Artist Looks into the Nest
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544206703
An artist and a wildlife rehabilitator presents a visually stunning book, combining art and natural history, that is filled with more than 400 watercolor paintings that capture the breathtakingly swift development of 17 different species of wild birds. 35,000 first printing.
American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America
American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0756665884
Birds of North America is the ultimate family reference on the birds of the United States and Canada, in an accessible format that is perfect for field use. Written by a team of more than 30 birders and ornithologists, each an expert on certain species or family bird groups,Birds of North America brings a whole new level of expertise to the birder's library, all in one category-killing volume. Information on behavior, nesting, and habitat, omitted from many field guides, is included throughout, while books on behavior don't include the wealth of identification information, in as accessible a format, as does this book.
Acoustic Communication in Birds
Acoustic Communication in Birds
Hardcover      ISBN: 0124268013
Acoustic Communication in Birds, Volume 1: Production, Perception, and Design Features of Sounds presents the scientific study of bird vocalizations. This book discusses the relations between the physical structure of bird vocalization and their quality as perceived by the recipient. Organized into nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the first sound recording of bird sound. This text then outlines some of the complex processes and events between sound production and behavior response to sound. Other chapters consider the study of neural control of vocalizations in birds. This book discusses as well the acoustic information transmitted through the wide range of habitats plays a crucial role in different avian behaviors, including individual and species recognition, territorial defense, mate selection, and song learning. The final chapter deals with a more detailed functional interpretation of a particular sound. This book is a valuable resource for ornithologists, ethologists, and research workers.
Acoustic Communication in Birds: Song Learning and Its Consequences
Acoustic Communication in Birds
Song Learning and Its Consequences
Hardcover      ISBN: 0124268021
Acoustic Communication in Birds, Volume 2: Song Learning and Its Consequences investigates acoustic communication in birds, with emphasis on song learning and its consequences. Some issues in the study of bird sounds are discussed, with particular reference to evolutionary considerations. The ontogeny of acoustic behavior in birds is also considered, along with sound production, neural control of song, and auditory perception. Comprised of nine chapters, this volume begins with an introduction to the nature, extent, and evolution of vocal learning in birds. Several well-documented examples in which vocal development appears to proceed independently of audition (and therefore independently of vocal learning) are presented, together with aspects of selective vocal learning; the timing of vocal learning; and selective forces that may have promoted the evolution of vocal learning in birds. Subsequent chapters explore the role of subsong and plastic song in the vocal learning process; the function and evolution of avian vocal mimicry; the ecological and social significance of duetting in birds; and microgeographic and macrogeographic variation in the acquired vocalizations of birds. The book also examines genetic population structure and vocal dialects in Zonotrichia (Emberizidae). This monograph will be of interest to ornithologists, evolutionary biologists, and zoologists, as well as to students of communication and bioacoustics.
American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America
American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465443991
American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America is the complete photographic guide to the 657 species of birds found in the United States and Canada. This beautiful book has been updated to reflect all the latest taxonomic data and now has a bold new look. Ideal for the armchair bird enthusiast or dedicated bird watcher, American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America includes stunning full-color photographs revealing 657 individual species with unrivaled clarity. The 550 most commonly seen birds are pictured with plumage variations, and images of subspecies and information on similar birds is provided to make differentiation easy, from game birds and waterfowl to shorebirds and swifts to owls, flycatchers, finches, and more. You can even discover which species to expect when and where with up-to-date, color-coded maps highlighting habitation and migratory patterns. Written by a team of more than 30 birders and ornithologists with expertise in particular species or families, and produced in association with the American Museum of Natural History, this updated and refreshed edition ofAmerican Museum of Natural History Birds of North America is the ultimate photographic guide to every bird species in the United States and Canada.

Comparative Anatomy of the External and Middle Ear of Palaeognathous Birds
Comparative Anatomy of the External and Middle Ear of Palaeognathous Birds
Paperback      ISBN: 3540589910
This volume presents a broad comparative anatomical approach towards the functional morphology of the middle ear of palaeognathous birds (ostrich, rhea, tinamous, emu, cassowary, kiwi) and basal neognathous birds (Turnix). It presents the most complete and thoroughly studied source of material on this field. For the first time it became possible to develop exact images of "non-structures", like the air-filled spaces of the avian skull by using non-invasive CT-techniques, computer-aided 3D-reconstruction, and morphometry, and to evaluate their functional importance for sound transmission and amplification through the middle ear. A series of air brush drawings represent detailed three-dimensional images of middle ear structures and the pneumatic spaces of the otic region of the skull.
Field Guide to Owls of California and the West
Field Guide to Owls of California and the West
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0520252802
An accessible guide showcases the western distribution of North America's owls; offers tips for finding and watching owls; describes the biology and behavior of owls; and gives information on how to design, place, and maintain nesting boxes. Simultaneous.
Hummingbirds: A Life-Size Guide to Every Species
Hummingbirds
A Life-Size Guide to Every Species
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062280643
Filled with beautifully rendered watercolor illustrations, this first-of-its-kind book showcases all 337 species of hummingbirds in their true-to-life size, along with short descriptions, maps and factual information. 25,000 first printing.
Manual of Ornithology: Avian Structure & Function
Manual of Ornithology
Avian Structure & Function
Paperback      ISBN: 0300076193
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Neuroscience of Birdsong
Neuroscience of Birdsong
Paperback      ISBN: 1107411572