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About this book
Comprehensive undergraduate text on avian ecology and physiology.
Birds as Flying Machines. The Kinds of Birds. Skin, Scales, Feathers, And Colors. Bones and Muscles. Brain, Nerves, And Sense Organs. Food, Digestion, And Feeding Habits. Blood, Air, And Heat. Excretion, Reproduction, And Photoperiodism. Behavior. Social Behavior. Songs, Calls, And Other Sounds. Territory. Courtship and Mating Habits. Nests. Eggs. Incubation and Brood Parasitism. The Care and Development of Young. The Numbers of Birds and Their Regulation. The Ecology of Birds. The Geography of Birds. Flight. Migration and Orientation. The Origin and Evolution of Birds. Birds and Man.