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  • THE BIOLOGY OF MOULT IN BIRDS *
    LUKAS JENNI
    Unique to birds and with a multitude of functions, feathers are amazing structures. All birds need to renew their feathers periodically, in a process called moult. Because feathers can only be renewed as a whole, all functions of the plumage are impaired during moult, and so this process has a crucial impact on most aspects of a bird's life. Therefore the period of moult is one...
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    102,50 €

  • ORNITHOLOGY: *
    MORRISON M.L.
    Aves, the birds, is the wildlife group that people most frequently encounter. With over 10,000 species worldwide, these animals are part of our everyday experience. They are also the focus of intense research, and their management and conservation is a subject of considerable effort throughout the world. But what are the defining attributes that make a bird a bird?Aimed at unde...
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    140,00 €

  • LOS SENTIDOS DE LAS AVES *
    BIRKHEAD, TIM
    Los sentidos de las aves se basa en la convicción de que siempre hemos subestimado lo que sucede en la cabeza de un pájaro. Nuestra comprensión del comportamiento de las aves está simultáneamente atravesada y restringida por la forma en que los observamos y estudiamos. Al llamar la atención sobre la forma en que estos marcos facilitan y a la vez inhiben el descubrimiento,...
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    18,50 €

  • THE ASCENT OF BIRDS *
    JOHN REILLY
    When and where did the ancestors of modern birds evolve? What enabled them to survive the meteoric impact that wiped out the dinosaurs? How did these early birds spread across the globe and give rise to the 10,500-plus species we recognise today – from the largest ratites to the smallest hummingbirds? Based on the latest scientific discoveries and enriched by personal observa...
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    39,00 €

  • FLIGHT LINES *
    TOMS M.
    Whether it is the sight of the summer's first Swallow or the sound of a spring Cuckoo, the return of our summer migrants delivers a reassuring sense of a globe that, as the poet Ted Hughes once described, `is still working'. That birds should undertake such long and dangerous migratory journeys is something that has long fascinated us, prompting works of art and literature, not...
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    49,50 €

  • SONGS OF LOVE AND WAR *
    DOMINIC COUZENS
    The dawn chorus: a single voice cutting through the darkness heralds a breaking wave of sound at the very beginning of the day. It is an iconic natural phenomenon with many familiar performers, yet it is a mysterious event for which there is no complete explanation.A mass of starlings gathers at the end of the midwinter day. As the sun sets, wave upon wave of bodies rolls in an...
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    36,60 €

  • A VUELO DE PÁJARO *
    NATHAN EMERY
    ¿Sabías que cuando las parejas de albatros reales se reencuentran tras meses de separación, reafirman su vínculo con una danza ritual sincronizada? ¿O que una gallina común puede emitir hasta doscientos sonidos distintos para comunicarse? A vuelo de pájaro es un análisis fascinante acerca de las conductas y habilidades extraordinarias de las aves, desde la resolución d...
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    28,80 €

  • BIRDS: *
    JONATHAN ELPHICK
    Explore the wonders of the avian world with this comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to every aspect of bird life. It is a reformatted, resized and fully updated edition of the first part of the highly acclaimed reference The World of Birds, published by the Natural History Museum in 2014.Highly respected ornithologist and wildlife expert, Jonathan Elphick, begins by defi...
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    36,70 €

  • BIRD BRAIN: AN EXPLORATION OF AVIAN INTELLIGENCE *
    EMERY, NATHAN
    An absorbing study of how birds think, revealing how science is exploding the myth of our feathered friends being ‘bird brained’, and how recent discoveries may call for us to re-evaluate how we identify and classify intelligence in other animals.Bird Brain will start by looking at the structures and functions of the avian brain, and move on to examine different types of in...
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    42,00 €

  • THE RISE OF BIRDS: *
    CHATTERJEE S.
    A small set of fossilized bones discovered almost thirty years ago led paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee on a lifelong quest to understand their place in our understanding of the history of life. They were clearly the bones of something unusual, a bird-like creature that lived long, long ago in the age of dinosaurs. He called it Protoavis, and the animal that owned these bones q...
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    80,75 €

  • MAGELLANIC SUB-ANTARCTIC ORNITHOLOGY *
    RICARDO ROZZI
    The first synthesis of current knowledge of forest and wetland birds in the world's southernmost forests, Magellanic Sub-Antarctic Ornithology contains both original work by Rozzi and Jimenez and the results of a decade of research conducted by the scientists associated with the Omora Park. The first part is a guide to the forest bird populations and habitats in the Reserve, an...
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    135,00 €

  • THE AVIAN MIGRANT *
    RAPPOLE J.H.
    The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis. Yet individual organisms can practice the phenomenon differently, and birds deploy unique patterns of movement over particular segments of time. Incorporating the latest research on bird migration, th...
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    115,00 €

  • NEUROSCIENCE OF BIRDSONG *
    ZEIGLER H.P.
    Speech has long been thought of as a uniquely defining characteristic of humans. Yet song birds, like humans, communicate using learned signals (song, speech) that are acquired from their parents by a process of vocal imitation. Both song and speech begin as amorphous vocalizations (subsong, babble) that are gradually transformed into an individualized version of the parents' s...
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    100,00 €

  • PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS FOR BREEDING IN BIRDS *
    TONY D. WILLIAMS
    Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds is the most current and comprehensive account of research on avian reproduction. It develops two unique themes: the consideration of female avian reproductive physiology and ecology, and an emphasis on individual variation in life-history traits. Tony Williams investigates the physiological, metabolic, energetic, and hormonal mech...
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    122,00 €

  • INTERSPECIFIC COMPETITION IN BIRDS *
    ANDRÉ A. DHONDT
    In nature there exist three main types of biotic interactions between individuals of different species: competition, predation, and mutualism. All three exert powerful selection pressures, and all three shape communities. However, the question of how important interspecific competition in nature really is remains controversial and unresolved. This book provides a critical and e...
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    91,50 €

  • INTERSPECIFIC COMPETITION IN BIRDS *
    ANDRÉ A DHONDT
    In nature there exist three main types of biotic interactions between individuals of different species: competition, predation, and mutualism. All three exert powerful selection pressures, and all three shape communities. However, the question of how important interspecific competition in nature really is remains controversial and unresolved.This book provides a critical and ex...
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    174,00 €

  • GUÍA PARA IDENTIFICAR AVES POR SU COMPORTAMIENTO *
    COUZENS, DOMINIC
    Esta guía facilitará al observador, aficionado o experto, la labor de identificar aves según su modo de volar, alimentarse, aparearse y convivir con otras especies. Descripciones detalladas del hábitat, color, forma, tamaño y comportamiento característico.das del hábitat, color, ...
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    11,95 €

  • AVES RAPACES Y CONSERVACIÓN *
    HERNANDEZ V.J.
    De especial interés para investigadores, naturalistas, conservacionistas y gestores interesados en la Biología de la Conservación de las aves rapaces, este libro reúne íntegramente las ponencias y comunicaciones sobre Biología de la Conservación de rapaces en general y sobre especies concretas de rapaces neotropicales y rapaces ibéricas, así como los contenidos de los ...
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    22,00 €

  • AVIAN INVASIONS *
    BLACKBURN, TIM M.
    Biological invaders represent one of the primary threats to the maintenance of global biodiversity, human health, and the success of human economic enterprises. The continuing globalization of our society ensures that the need to understand the process of biological invasion will only increase in the future. There is also a growing recognition that the study of biological invad...
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    91,50 €

  • AVIAN INVASIONS *
    BLACKBURN, TIM M.
    Biological invaders represent one of the primary threats to the maintenance of global biodiversity, human health, and the success of human economic enterprises. The continuing globalization of our society ensures that the need to understand the process of biological invasion will only increase in the future. There is also a growing recognition that the study of biological invad...
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    93,00 €

  • THE MIGRATION ECOLOGY OF BIRDS *
    NEWTON I.
    This book presents an up-to-date, detailed and thorough review of the most fascinating ecological findings of bird migration. It deals with all aspects of this absorbing subject, including the problems of navigation and vagrancy, the timing and physiological control of migration, the factors that limit their populations, and more. Author, Ian Newton, reveals the extraordinary a...
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    200,00 €

  • THE INNER BIRD. ANATOMY AND EVOLUTION *
    GARY W. KAISER
    Introduces readers to the avian skeleton, and discusses the relationships between birds and dinosaurs and other ancestors. Using examples from discovered fossils of birds and near-birds, this work describes an avian history based on the gradual abandonment of dinosaur-like characteristics, and the related acquisition of avian characteristics. ...
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    52,85 €

  • ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF STEPPE-LAND BIRDS *
    BOTA CABAU, G.
    What are steppe birds? Why are they currently among the most threatened in the world? What measures should be implemented to ensure their conservation? This book stands out as a serious treatise on the biology of steppe birds and the environmental threats they face. It has been authored by recognised specialists in the field of biology and conservation as related to this hetero...
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    19,20 €

  • BIRDS OF TWO WORLDS *
    GREENBERG, R.
    For centuries biologists have tried to understand the underpinnings of avian migration: where birds go and why, why some migrate and some do not, how they adapt to a changing environment, and how migratory systems evolve. Twenty-five years ago the answers to many of these questions were addressed by a collection of migration experts in Keast and Morton's classic work Migrant Bi...
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    158,50 €

  • BIRD ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION *
    SUTHERLAND, WILLIAM J.
    Edited by a team of world-renowned ornithologists, this book aims to outline the main methods and techniques available to ornithologists. A general shortage of information about available techniques is greatly hindering progress in avian ecology and conservation. Currently this sort of information is disparate and difficult to locate with much of it widely dispersed in books, j...
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    80,00 €