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Books on the ecology of birds, including behavior.

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Hole-nesting birds as a model in solving the problems of population ecology and evolution

Materials of the International conference
By Gavrilov V.M. et al.
Jan 2014 The transactions of the International Scientific Conference “Hole-nesting birds as a model in sol...

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...

Tales of Remarkable Birds

By Dominic Couzens
May 2015 Throughout the bird world, examples of strange and seemingly inexplicable behavior abound. For ex...

The Evolution of Begging

Competition, Cooperation and Communication
By Wright, J.; Leonard, Marty L.
Apr 2002 Begging by nestling birds has become the model system for investigating evolutionary conflicts of...

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...

The Thing with Feathers

The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Rev...
By Noah Strycker
Mar 2014 An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world—and...


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

Avian Urban Ecology

By Gil, Diego; Brumm, Henrik
Jan 2014 As natural habitat continues to be lost and the world steadily becomes more urbanized, biologists...

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 Social Life of Greylag Geese

Patterns, Mechanisms and Evolutionary Functions...
By Isabella B. R. Scheiber; Br...
Oct 2013 The flock of greylag geese established by Konrad Lorenz in Austria in 1973 has become an influent...

Weather and Bird Behaviour

Third edition
By Elkins, Norman
Jan 2010 This classic Poyser title, now in its third revised edition, discusses in depth the various ways...

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...

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...

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...

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...