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Dear Members,

 

January 2012 issue of The Auk (vol. 129, #1) is now available in entirety online at the University of California Press JSTOR website (http://www.jstor.org...journalCode=auk). You will need your login and password to access each article. (For forgotten passwords, contact JSTOR support at http://www.jstor.org...tactSupportForm).

 

The print version of The Auk mailed on Monday, March 5, 2012.

 

The Auk

Volume 129, Number 1, January 2012

An International Journal of Ornithology

 

Table of Contents

 

Perspectives in Ornithology

 

Regulatory mechanisms that underlie phenology, behavior, and coping with environmental perturbations: An alternative look at biodiversity. John C. Wingfield

Page 1

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

Behavior and Behavioral Ecology

 

Attitudes and actions toward birds in urban areas: Human cultural differences influence bird behavior. Barbara Clucas and John M. Marzluff

Page 8

 

Increased investigation of manipulated clutches suggests egg recognition without rejection in a Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) host, the Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia).

Mélanie F. Guigueno and Spencer G. Sealy

Page 17

 

Behavior and Physiology

 

Eggshell spotting does not predict male incubation but marks thinner areas of a shorebird’s shells.

Martin Bulla, Miroslav Šálek, and Andrew G. Gosler

Page 26

 

Community Ecology

 

Cleaning associations between birds and herbivorous mammals in Brazil: Structure and complexity.

Cristina Sazima, Pedro Jordano, Paulo R. Guimarães Jr., Sérgio F. Dos Reis, and Ivan Sazima

Page 36

 

Conservation Biology

 

Rangewide population genetic structure of Xantus’s Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus).

Tim P. Birt, Harry R. Carter, Darrell L. Whitworth, Anne McDonald, Scott H. Newman, Franklin Gress, Eduardo Palacios, Josh S. Koepke, and Vicki L. Friesen

Page 44

 

 

Evolution and Genetics

 

Speciation of flightless rails on islands: A DNA-based phylogeny of the typical rails of the Pacific.

Jeremy J. Kirchman

Page 56

 

Interdisciplinary Research

 

Introduction of the Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) by Aztec Emperor Auitzotl: Provenance of the historical account.

Paul D. Haemig

Page 70

 

Methods and Statistics

Observer effects and avian-call-count survey quality: Rare-species biases and overconfidence.

Robert G. Farmer, Marty L. Leonard, and Andrew G. Horn

Page 76

 

Palaeontology

 

A fossil albatross from the Early Oligocene of the North Sea Basin.

Gerald Mayr and Thierry Smith

Page 87

 

A new species of Oligo-Miocene Darter (Aves: Anhingidae) from Australia.

Trevor H. Worthy

Page 96

 

 

Population Biology and Demography

 

Reliability of occupancy and binomial mixture models for estimating abundance of Golden-cheeked Warblers (Setophaga chrysoparia).

Jason W. Hunt, Floyd W. Weckerly, and James R. Ott

Page 105

 

Variable resource availability when resource replenishment is constant: The coupling of predators and prey.

Craig W. Benkman, Trevor Fetz, and Matt V. Talluto

Page 115

 

Recruitment of Cassin’s Auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus): Individual age and parental age effects.

Derek E. Lee, Peter M. Warzybok, and Russell W. Bradley

Page 124

 

Reproductive and Breeding Biology

 

Females choose multiple mates in the lekking Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido).

Brian D. Hess, Peter O. Dunn and Linda A. Whittingham

Page 133

 

Delayed nesting by female Canada Geese (Branta canadensis): Benefits and costs.

Michael R. Conover

Page 140

 

Species and temporal factors affect predator-specific rates of nest predation for forest songbirds in the Midwest.

W. Andrew Cox, Frank R. Thompson III, and John Faaborg

Page 147

 

 

Systematics

 

A molecular phylogeny of black-tyrants (Tyrannidae: Knipolegus) reveals strong geographic patterns and homoplasy in plumage and display behavior.

Peter A. Hosner and Robert G. Moyle

Page 156

 

Commentary

 

Status, biology, and conservation priorities for North America’s Eastern Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) population.

Todd Katzner, Brian W. Smith, Tricia A. Miller, David Brandes, Jeff Cooper, Michael Lanzone, Daniel Brauning, Christopher Farmer, Sergio Harding, David E. Kramar, Craig Koppie, Charles Maisonneuve, Mark Martell, Elizabeth K. Mojica, Charlie Todd, Junior A. Tremblay, Maria Wheeler, David F. Brinker, Tony E. Chubbs, Rolf Gubler, Kieran O’Malley, Scott Mehus, Brady Porter, Robert P. Brooks, Bryan D. Watts, and Keith L. Bildstein

Page 168

 

MEMORIALS

 

In Memoriam: David B. Marshall, 1926–2011.

Alan L. Contreras

Page 177

 

In Memoriam: Beryl Patricia Hall, 1917–2010.

AOU Committee on Memorials

Page 179

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Book Reviews.

Edited by R. Todd Engstrom

Page 180

 

AWARDS

 

William Brewster Memorial Award, 2011: Sandra Vehrencamp

Page 185

 

Elliott Coues Award, 2011: Timothy Birkhead

Page 187

 

Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award, 2011: Alice Boyle

Page 189

 

Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award, 2011: Robert Ridgely

Page 191

 

Marion A. Jenkinson AOU Service Award, 2011: John W. Fitzpatrick

Page 193

 

POSTSCRIPT

 

100 Years Ago in the American Ornithologists' Union.

Kimberly G. Smith

Page 194

 

Errata

Page 196

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