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Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds
Stutchbury, Bridget J.M.
ISBN 13: 
9780128238141
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780126755565
ISBN 10: 
0128238143
Category: 
Ecology
Edition: 
2
Publisher: 
Elsevier
Publication Date: 
12/2021
Format: 
Paperback
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
Academic Press
Audience: 
Professional and scholarly
Pages: 
282
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
165.00 (Tentative Price May Change)
Quantity On Hand: 
0
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0
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Synopsis:

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds, Second Edition provides the most updated and comprehensive review of the evolution of behavior in tropical landbirds. It reviews the gaps in our knowledge that were identified twenty years ago when the first edition was published, highlights recent discoveries that have filled those gaps, and identifies new areas in urgent need of study. It covers key topics including timing of breeding, movement ecology, life history traits, slow vs. fast pace of life, mating systems, mate choice, territoriality, communication, biotic interactions, and conservation.

Written by international experts on the behavior of tropical birds, it explores why the tropics is a unique natural laboratory to study the evolution of bird behavior and why temperate zone species are so different. A recent surge of studies on tropical birds has helped to reduce the temperate zone bias that arose because most avian model species in behavioral ecology were adapted to northern temperate climates. Tropical birds make up about 80% of all bird species so it is their natural history, not temperate birds, that should be viewed as the norm for birds. The latter portion of the book delves into the importance of bird behavior in understanding conservation threats to tropical birds such as habitat loss and global warming.

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds, Second Edition is an important resource for researchers, ecologists, and conservationists who want to understand the rich and complex evolutionary history of avian behavior.



  • Includes examples from around the world
  • Provides a historical perspective on new knowledge in the past 20 years
  • Identifies which knowledge gaps have been filled and new gaps that have emerged
  • First book to explore how avian behavior in the tropics is related to their conservation

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