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Nest building and bird behavior

Author: Nicholas E Collias; Elsie C Collias
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1984.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas E Collias; Elsie C Collias
ISBN: 0691083584 9780691083582 0691083592 9780691083599
OCLC Number: 10696634
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xix, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Diversity of nests and major evolutionary trends in nest building --
Speciation and nest building --
Mate selection and nest building --
Bowerbirds, bowers, and nests --
Nest-site selection and the physical environment --
Adaptation of nest building to the physical environment --
Nest competitors and parasites --
Predators and nests --
How birds build their nests --
The analysis of nest building by weaverbirds --
The development of nest-building ability --
Internal factors in the control of nest building --
The evolution of gregarious nesting.
Responsibility: Nicholas E. Collias and Elsie C. Collias.
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