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Books on the ecology of birds, including behavior.

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The American Crow and Common Raven

By Lawrence Kilham
Oct 1990 Lawrence Kilham was a Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union, professor of microbiology eme...

American Warblers

An Ecological and Behavioral Perspective
By Douglass H. Morse
Nov 1989 Avian ecologist Morse documents the life cycle of warblers on both their breeding grounds and the...

Avian Invasions

The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds
By Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L....
Oct 2009 Biological invaders represent one of the primary threats to the maintenance of global biodiversit...

Bird Brains

The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and...
By Candace Savage
Jun 1997 Birds have long been considered the archetypal featherbrains - beautiful but dumb. Members of the...

Birds and Habitat

Birds and Habitat: Relationships in Changing La...
By Fuller, Robert J.
Dec 2012 The successful conservation of bird species relies upon our understanding of their habitat use an...


A Life With Birds
By Esther Woolfson
Jun 2009 Esther Woolfson has been fascinated by corvids, the bird group that includes crows, rooks, magpie...

The Ecology of Bird Communities

Volume 1: Foundations and patterns
By Wiens, John A.
Sep 1989 These two books represent a synthesis and critical evaluation of studies conducted on bird commun...

The Ecology of Bird Communities

Volume: 2 Processes and Variations
By Wiens, John A.
Sep 1989 The two volumes of John Wiens' Ecology of Bird Communities have applications and importance to th...

Fire Birds

Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests
By Sneed B. Collard III
Dec 2014 In Fire Birds—Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests , award-winning science author Sneed B...

Geographic variation in social behavior and in adaptations to competition among Andean birds

By Martin Moynihan
Jan 1979 162 pp., frontispiece, 42 tables, 16 figs., 1 map.

Interspecific Competition in Birds

By Andre A. Dhondt
Jan 2012 In nature there exist three main types of biotic interactions between individuals of different sp...

Mind of the Raven

Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
By Bernd Heinrich
Apr 2000 Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be...

The Secret Life of Birds

Who They are and What They Do
By Tudge, Colin
Sep 2009 In "The Secret Life of Birds", lifelong bird enthusiast Colin Tudge explores the extraordinary va...

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior

By David Allen Sibley
Oct 2001 The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior is the new landmark book from David Allen Sibley. Des...

Some adaptations of marsh-nesting blackbirds

By Orians, Gordon H.
Apr 1980 The variety of social systems among the New World blackbirds (Family Icteridae) and the structura...