The Behavior of Penguins: Adapted to Ice and Tropics

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SUNY Press, 1984 - Nature - 193 pages
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"Strange geese." That was their description when they were discovered in 1520 during Magellan's historic voyage. Today, penguins are familiar to everyone, yet few researchers have observed them in the remote regions in which they live.

Written by an ecologist-behaviorist who has worked extensively in the natural penguin habitat, The Behavior of Penguins is the first general work on the entire family of penguins. Numerous and remarkable field photographs document the author's detailed study of the life cycles and breeding patterns of each penguin species. He brings to light their unusual abilities to go with little food for months, to dive deep in the ocean, and to protect themselves in extreme environments. Müller-Schwarze's comprehensive and fascinating account of penguins also emphasizes the urgent need to protect these birds and their natural habitat.
  

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Contents

HISTORY
3
PENGUINS IN GENERAL
5
Locomotion
6
Penguins by Groups
7
ZOOGEOGRAPHIC REGIONS AND THEIR CHARACTERISTIC PENGUINS
11
Antarctic Penguins
16
PENGUINS AS SOCIAL BIRDS
17
PENGUINS AS DIVING BIRDS
19
AntiPredator Behavior
84
Diet and Foraging
88
Thermoregulation
90
Molt
91
THE CHINSTRAP PENGUIN
95
Breeding Biology
97
THE GENTOO PENGUIN
109
Breeding Biology
111

THE PHYLOGENY OF PENGUINS
23
THE ROLE OF PENGUINS IN THE ECOSYSTEM
25
PENGUINS ARE SPECIAL BIRDS
27
Anatomical Adaptations to the Polar Climate
28
MAN AND PENGUIN
31
THE PENGUIN SPECIES
41
THE ADELIE PENGUIN
43
Seasonal Migrations
44
Breeding Biology
45
Nest building
47
Courtship
49
Pair Bond
51
Raising the Young
53
Mortality
59
Activity Rhythms
63
Predators and Predation
65
The Leopard Seal as Predator
67
Birds as Predators
77
THE EMPEROR PENGUIN
119
Breeding Biology
121
THE KING PENGUIN
127
THE CRESTED PENGUINS
135
Macaroni Penguin
138
Fjordland Crested Penguin
142
Snares Island Penguin
146
ErectCrested Penguin
147
THE BANDED PENGUINS
149
Magellanic Penguin
156
Galapagos Penguin
160
FAIRY PENGUINS
163
WhiteFlipped Penguin
168
THE YELLOWEYED PENGUIN
169
COMPARATIVE ETHOLOGY AND THE EVOLUTION OF PENGUINS
173
INDEX
187
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Dietland Müller-Schwarze is Professor of Biology at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse.

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