A Birders' Guide to the Behaviour of European and North American Birds
A summary of field studies, this volume aims to fill the gap between the level of knowledge of professional ornithologists and serious birders. It describes the origin and functions of plumage colouration as well as the social role of bird song and various calls.
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Part B Sexual selection
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acoustic alarm calls American Black Vulture Animal Behaviour areas assess avian Barn Swallow Behavioral Ecology bill bird species birds Blue Tit bluethroats breeding season broods carotenoid chicks clutch Collared Flycatcher colony conspecifics conspicuous contest competition correlated courtship display dominant Ecology and Sociobiology eggs European Evolution experimental extra-pair copulations extra-pair males extra-pair paternity extra-pair young feathers feeding female choice females prefer fighting Finch flocks foraging forehead patch function genetic Grouse immunocompetence incubation individual intruders male-male mate choice monogamous moult neighbours nest nest-site nestlings offspring ornaments owls pair male pair-bonds parasite load parental passerine Pied Flycatcher pigments playback plumage plumage colouration plumage traits polygynous population predators prey Reed Warbler reproductive success role sexes sexual selection sexual traits signals singing social Sociobiology song rate song repertoire song types songbirds Sparrow sperm competition tail territory testosterone tion tra-pair usually visual vocalisation Warbler whereas Willow Warbler