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The avian migrant : the biology of bird migration

Author: John H Rappole
Publisher: New York [New York] : Columbia University Press, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, [2013] 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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Incorporating the latest research on bird migration, this concise, critical assessment offers contemporary readers a firm grasp of what defines an avian migrant, how the organism came to be, what is known about its behavior, and how we can resolve its enduring mysteries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xx, 435 pages : illustrations, maps
(DLC) 2012036925
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John H Rappole
ISBN: 9781785392719 1785392719
OCLC Number: 915350057
Description: 1 online resource (79 entries) : 94 images
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1 Introduction --
Development of Human Understanding of Migration --
Origins of Migration --
Types of Migration --
Patterns of Migration Within Species --
Adaptations for Migration --
2 Breeding Period --
Beginning the Cycle: Arrival at the Breeding Grounds --
Site Fidelity and Dispersal --
Habitat Selection --
Interval Between Arrival and Reproduction --
Reproduction --
3 Postbreeding Period --
Purposes of the Postbreeding Period --
Movements and Habitat Use During the Postbreeding Period --
Duration of the Postbreeding Period --
Timing and Siting of the Prebasic Molt in Relation to Other Major Life Cycle Events --
4. Fall Transient Period --
Preparation for Departure --
Cues for Departure --
Timing of Departure Within the Fall Transient Period --
Timing of Departure Within the Circadian Period --
Migratory Flight --
Migration Route --
Orientation and Navigation --
Stopover --
5. Wintering Period --
Arrival --
Social Structure During the Nonbreeding Period --
Nonbreeding/Winter Distribution --
6. Spring Transient Period --
Preparation for Departure --
Cues for Departure --
Timing of Departure Within the Spring Transient Period --
Timing of Departure Within the Circadian Period --
Migratory Flight (Zugstimmung) --
Migration Route --
Orientation and Navigation --
Stopover --
Climate Change --
7. Population Ecology --
Theory --
Population Change --
Causes of Migrant Population Change --
8. Evolution and Biogeography --
The Theory --
Exaptations Versus Adaptations for Migration --
Genetics of Migration --
Rapid Development of Migration --
Reaction Norms --
Population Differentiation --
Ornithogeography and Migration Patterns --
The World's Principal Migration Systems --
9. Migratory Birds and Pathogen Movement --
West Nile Virus --
Avian Influenza --
10. Connectivity and Conservation --
Connectivity --
Conservation --
11. Conclusion --
Migration as a Life History Strategy --
Appendix A. Population Dynamics of Periodic Breeders --
Generalized Single-Habitat Logistic Models. Multiple-Habitat Models --
Discrete Models --
Metamorphic and Spawning Species with Non-Overlapping Generations --
Threshold Effects --
Summary --
Appendix B. Age-Structured Periodic Breeders --
Age-Independent Periodic Breeders --
Age-Structured Models --
Summary --
References.
Other Titles: Biology of bird migration
Responsibility: John H. Rappole.

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Incorporating the latest research on bird migration, this concise, critical assessment offers contemporary readers a firm grasp of what defines an avian migrant, how the organism came to be, what is known about its behavior, and how we can resolve its enduring mysteries.

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