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Books on the ecology of birds, including behavior.


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Tales of Remarkable Birds

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Corvus

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

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 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...