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Migration of birds

Author: Frederick Charles Lincoln; Bob Hines; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service : U.S. G.P.O., 1950.
Series: Circular (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lincoln, Frederick Charles, 1892-1960.
Migration of birds.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service : U.S.G.P.O., 1950
(OCoLC)693129812
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Charles Lincoln; Bob Hines; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
OCLC Number: 1562395
Description: iii, 102 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Mystery of migration --
Advantages of migration --
Origin of migration: Northern ancestral home theory. Southern ancestral home theory. Theory of photoperiodism. Theory of continental drift --
When birds migrate: Movements of species and groups. Nocturnal and diurnal migration --
How birds migrate: Speed of flight and speed of migration. Altitude at which birds travel. Orientation. Segregation during migration --
Where birds migrate: Short and undetermined migrations. Variable migrations within species. Fall flights not far south of breeding ranges. Long-distance migrations --
Routes of migration: Wide and narrow migration lanes. The flyways. Atlantic oceanic route. Atlantic coast route and tributaries. Mackenzie Valley-Great Lakes-Mississippi Valley route and tributaries. Great Plains-Rocky Mountain routes. Pacific coast route. Pacific oceanic route. Arctic routes --
Evolution of migration routes --
Vertical migration --
Vagrant migration --
Perils of migration: Storms. Aerial obstructions. Exhaustion --
Influence of the weather on migration --
Problems of migration: Banding studies. Movements of residents. Migration of the white-throated sparrow. Migration of the yellow-billed loon --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Circular (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), 16.
Responsibility: by Frederick C. Lincoln ; illustrated by Bob Hines.

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