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Behavioral Ecology of Neotropical Birds / edited by Juan Carlos Reboreda, Vanina Dafne Fiorini, Diego Tomás Tuero.

Publication:
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019.
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Book
1 online resource (VIII, 220 pages) : 30 illustrations, 17 illustrations in color.
Edition:
1st ed. 2019.
Series:
Biomedical and Life Sciences (Springer-11642)
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Subjects:
Animal behavior.
Animal ecology.
Evolution (Biology).
Local subjects:
Behavioral Sciences. (search)
Animal Ecology. (search)
Animal Systematics/Taxonomy/Biogeography. (search)
Evolutionary Biology. (search)
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Summary:
This book covers central aspects of behavioral ecology, including sexual selection, social and genetic mating systems, cooperative breeding, brood parasitism, brood reduction, migration, personalities and communication. Over the past several years, Neotropical bird species from temperate to tropical latitudes of South America have been extensively studied, yielding valuable insights into the evolutionary mechanisms that drive their behavioral traits. In this book, international experts provide a general overview of main behavioral aspects. They also present the main findings of their work, including experimental approaches to testing the most accepted behavioral theory in their model systems. In closing, they propose new theoretical frameworks and future research directions. As such, the book provides a comprehensive and updated guide for all researchers, students and professionals whose work involves the study and management of birds across the Neotropical region.
Contents:
Preface
Social mating system divergence between north and south temperate Wrens
Understanding variation in extra-pair paternity in birds: a focus on Neotropical birds
Cooperative and Communal Breeding
Sexual selection and mating systems: contributions from a Neotropical passerine model
Brood reduction in Neotropical birds: mechanisms, patterns and insights from studies in the Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps)
Obligate brood parasitism on Neotropical birds
Bird migration in South America: The Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana) as a case study
Visual and acoustic communication in Neotropical birds: diversity and evolution of signals
A reappraisal of the fruit-taking and fruit-handling behaviors of Neotropical birds
Perspectives on the study of field hummingbird cognition in the neotropics
Index.
Contributor:
Reboreda, Juan Carlos. editor., Editor,
Fiorini, Vanina Dafne. editor., Editor,
Tuero, Diego Tomás. editor., Editor,
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ISBN:
978-3-030-14280-3
9783030142803
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-030-14280-3 doi
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