Bird Song: Biological Themes and Variations
Bird Song has long been an inspiration to poets, and a delight to many other people, but why do birds sing? Bird song has been studied extensively in the past few decades, so that there is now hardly an area of animal behaviour on to which studies of song do not shed light. This book explores the study of bird song from the biological viewpoint, reviewing the literature written on the subject and considering its intricate nature. It is written with a wide readership in mind so that, while undergraduate and postgraduate students of biology may gain particularly from it, both professional biologists interested in bird behaviour and amateur ornithologists with some knowledge of biology will also find it a mine of information.
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Página 1 - A light broke in upon my brain, — It was the carol of a bird ; It ceased, and then it came again, The sweetest song ear ever heard...
Página 224 - Acrocephalus arundinaceus in relation to mate attraction and territorial defence. Anim. Behav. 31, 1217-1225. Catchpole, CK (1986). Song repertoires and reproductive success in the great reed warbler Acrocephalus amndinaceus.
Página 229 - Konishi, M. (1963). The role of auditory feedback in the vocal behavior of the domestic fowl. Z. Tierpsychol., 20, 349-367. Konishi, M. (1964). Effects of deafening on song development in two species of juncos. Condor, 66, 85-102. Konishi, M. (1965a). Effects of deafening on song development in American robins and blackheaded grosbeaks. Z. Tierpsychol. , 22, 584-599. Konishi, M. (1965b). The role of auditory feedback in the control of vocalization in the white-crowned sparrow. Z. Tierpsychol, 22,...
Página 226 - Brooks, RJ (1975). Individual recognition by song in white-throated sparrows. II. Effects of location. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 53, 1412-1420.
Página 224 - J. 1986. Sexual differences in the responses of captive great reed warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) to variation in song structure and repertoire size.
Página 226 - Wallin, L. (1986) Male bird song attracts females - a field experiment. Behav. EcoL Sociobiol.
Página 224 - Catchpole. CK( 1976). Temporal and sequential organisation of song in the sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus).