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Bird Migration : Physiology and Ecophysiology

Author: Eberhard Gwinner
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1990.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This multi-author volume reviews the present state of knowledge about the physiology and ecophysiology of migratory birds. Main aspects are patterns of migration, ecological and behavioural aspects of migration, physiological adaptations to migration, bird flight, and strategies and tactics of migration. Based on papers presented during a symposium, Bird Migration offers both students and senior scientists a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eberhard Gwinner
ISBN: 9783642745423 3642745423
OCLC Number: 851784109
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 435 pages 123 illustrations)
Contents: 1 Patterns of Migration.- The Orientation of Transoceanic Migrants.- Bird Migration in the Arctic: A Review.- Palaearctic Passerine Migrants in Kenya and Uganda: Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Their Movements.- Migration Across the Alps.- Timing of Bird Migration in Relation to Weather: Updated Review.- Aspects of the Molt Migration.- 2 Ecological and Behavioral Aspects of Migration.- Site Attachment and Site Fidelity in Migratory Birds: Experimental Evidence from the Field and Analogies from Neurobiology.- Ecophysiological Aspects of Movements by Migrants in the Wintering Quarters.- Control of Partial Migration and Autumnal Behavior.- Selection and Use of Habitat of Wintering Migrants.- Some Ecological Aspects of Migrants and Residents.- 3 Physiological Adaptations to Migration.- The Visual Problems of Nocturnal Migration.- Nutrition and Food Selection in Migratory Birds.- Fat Storage and Fat Metabolism in Relation to Migration.- Endocrine Mechanisms of Migration.- Circannual Rhythms in Bird Migration: Control of Temporal Patterns and Interactions with Photoperiod.- Genetics of Migration.- 4 Avian Flight.- The Mechanics of Flight and Bird Migration Performance.- The Physiology of Bird Flight.- Wind Tunnel Measurements of Long-Time Flights in Relation to the Energetics and Water Economy of Migrating Birds.- 5 Strategies and Tactics of Migration.- Optimal Bird Migration: The Relative Importance of Time, Energy, and Safety.- Strategies of Trans-Sahara Migrants.- Bird Migration Across Arid and Mountainous Regions of Middle Asia and Kasakhstan.- Migration Strategies and Tactics of Waders Breeding in Arctic and North Temperate Latitudes.- An Exploration of the Energetics of Leap-Frog Migration in Arctic Breeding Waders.- Problems Inhibiting Energetic Analyses of Migration.- Species Index.
Responsibility: edited by Eberhard Gwinner.

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Worldwide billions of birds leave their breeding grounds every autumn to migrate to areas with seasonally more favor- able conditions. Among these long-distance migrants are several billion birds  Read more...

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