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Breeding Biology

Books on breeding biology in birds including mating strategies, nest parasitism, parental care, and physiology.


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Nests, Eggs, and Incubation

New Ideas About Avian Reproduction
By D. Charles Deeming; S. Jame...
Aug 2015 Provides a comprehensive overview of the fascinating and diverse field of avian incubaitonCovers...

Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds

By Williams, Tony D.
Jul 2012 Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds is the most current and comprehensive account of...

Cuckoos, Cowbirds, and Other Cheats

By NB Davies
Jan 2000 Cuckoos and cowbirds are amongst the select bird groups renowned as professional parasites, who a...

Into the Nest

Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and...
By Laura Erickson, Marie Read
May 2015 The intimate lives of familiar birds as never before seen! Spectacular, stunning, and beautiful c...

Sexual selection and the Barn Swallow

By Anders Pape Møller
May 1994 An important empirical test of the theoretical predictions of sexual selection theory, this book...

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Birds, Part A

Phylogeny, Morphology, Hormones and Fertilization
By Barrie G. M. Jamieson (editor)
Jan 2006 Aspects of reproduction covered in this volume include classification and phylogeny as revealed b...

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Birds, Part B

Sexual Selection, Behavior, Conservation, Embry...
By Barrie G. M. Jamieson (editor)
Jan 2007 Aspects of reproduction covered in this volume include classification and phylogeny as revealed b...

The Evolution of Avian Breeding Systems

By J. David Ligon
Mar 1999 Ever since Darwin, birds have provided much of the stimulus for the study of evolution and natura...

Partnerships in Birds

The Study of Monogamy
By Jeffrey M. Black (editor)
Jun 1996 In pairs, male and female birds appear to work as a team, competing for food, defending nests, an...

Egg & Nest

By Rosamond Purcell, Linnea S....
Oct 2008 The beauty of the robin’s egg is not lost on the child who discovers the nest, nor on the collect...

Cooperative Breeding in Birds

Long Term Studies of Ecology and Behaviour
By Peter B. Stacey, Walter D....
Apr 1990 Stacey and Koenig discuss the phenomenon of cooperative breeding among birds, an unusual kind of...

Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds

By Walter D. Koenig, Janis L....
Jun 2004 Cooperative breeders are species in which more than two individuals participate in raising young...