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January 2012 issue of The Auk is now available

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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




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




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





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




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




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.

Edited by R. Todd Engstrom

Page 180




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




100 Years Ago in the American Ornithologists' Union.

Kimberly G. Smith

Page 194



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