© 1995

Current Ornithology

  • Dennis M. Power

Part of the Current Ornithology book series (CUOR, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Les D. Beletsky, David F. Gori, Scott Freeman, John C. Wingfield
    Pages 1-41
  3. Thomas C. Grubb Jr.
    Pages 89-114
  4. Marcel M. Lambrechts, Andre A. Dhondt
    Pages 115-139
  5. Scott H. Stoleson, Steven R. Beissinger
    Pages 191-270
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-278

About this book


In Volume 12, eminent international ornithologists further elucidate endocrinological correlates of mating strategies and hormones and reproductive behavior; assess the value of the ''brood reduction hypothesis'' in explaining ''the paradox of hatching asynchrony''; and explore the validity and sensitivity of growth bands in feathers as an indication of nutritional condition and the use of feather banding in studying growth. Chapters are well supported with charts, maps, schematic diagrams, and photographs. Current Ornithology is the only English-language publication currently devoted exclusively to extensive reviews and synthesis of topics pertaining to all aspects of the biology of birds. Chapters fall under such diverse rubrics as ecology, evolution, behavior, phylogeny, behavioral ecology, anatomy and physiology, and conservation biology. All authors are leading authorities on their subjects, and each chapter is refereed by experts in the topics covered. Although all chapters focus primarily on birds, some topics, such as the social cognition of birds as compared to primates (Volume 13), have significant application to disciplines outside of ornithology. Current Ornithology aims to provide an accessible, up-to-date, accurate source of data and to contribute to conceptual generalization and unification across the biological sciences.


anatomy behavior biology bird conservation biology ecology evolution migration nutrition ornithology phylogeny physiology primates

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis M. Power
    • 1
  1. 1.The Oakland MuseumOaklandUSA

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`As has been true in all previous volumes, the editing and writing of these chapters is excellent and the content remarkably good, particularly given the length of the series....As usual, these sources are a gold mine for researchers, graduate students, and teachers.'
The Wilson Bulletin
`For researchers interested in plumage evolution, hatching asynchrony or any of the other topics reviewed, [Volume 12] will be obligatory reading. For others interested in learning about new fields, this is one of the best places to start.'
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