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Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds

Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds

Editor: Christine Ann Ribic, Frank Richard Thompson III, Pamela Jo Pietz

Published: 2012-06-01

Publisher's Description:

Declining bird populations, especially those that breed in North American grasslands, have stimulated extensive research on factors that affect nest failure and reduced reproductive success. Until now, this research has been hampered by the difficulties inherent in observing nest activities. Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds highlights the use of miniature video cameras and recording equipment yielding new important and some unanticipated insights into breeding bird biology, including previously undocumented observations of hatching, incubation, fledging, diurnal and nocturnal activity patterns, predator identification, predator-prey interactions, and cause-specific rates of nest loss. This seminal contribution to bird reproductive biology uses tools capable of generating astonishing results with the potential for fresh insights into bird conservation, management, and theory.


240 pages

Adobe PDF E-Book ISBN: 9780520954090
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  • Language: English
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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Published on behalf of: Cooper Ornithological Society
  • City: Berkeley, California
  • Country: United States


  • Series Title: Studies in Avian Biology
  • Number in Series: 43
  • Series Editor: Cooper Ornithological Society

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  • Date Published: 31 May 2012
  • ISBN-10: 0520273133
  • ISBN-13: 9780520273139

E-Book Version

  • Date Published: 31 May 2012
  • ISBN-13: 9780520954090