Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds
This book examines behavioral adaptations of tropical birds in timing of breeding, life history traits, mating systems and parental care, territoriality, communication, and biotic interactions, and emphasizes the many gaps in our knowledge of tropical birds. We urge students and researchers in temperate and tropical regions alike to realize the potential they have for improving our knowledge of avian adaptations far beyond what is currently accepted as gospel. Time is running out.
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aggression altricial Antwrens avian Behav biotic interactions Birkhead breeding season breeding synchrony breeding territories broods Carolina Wrens Clay-colored Robin competition cooperative breeding copulations dialects dispersal display dry season Dusky Antbirds Ecol EPCs EPFs etal evolution extra-pair behavior extra-pair mating systems Figure floaters flycatchers food availability foraging frequency frugivorous fruit Green-rumped Parrotlet Greenberg and Gradwohl habitat Hooded Warblers individuals insectivorous insects lekking leks Lesser Elaenias male parental males and females manakins mate choice migrants mixed species flocks Moller molt monogamous Morton neighbors neotropical nest predation nestlings nonbreeding occur pair bonds Panama passerines patterns plumage signals population quality territories repertoires reproductive success ritorial sex roles sexual selection sing Skutch small clutch song output sparrows Spotted Antbirds studies Stutchbury Tanager temperate zone birds temperate zone passerines temperate zone species territorial systems territory defense territory quality testosterone testosterone levels tropical birds tropical passerines tropical species Vireo Wrens year-long territories Yellow-bellied Elaenia