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Predator Recognition in Birds

The Use of Key Features

  • Roman Fuchs
  • Petr Veselý
  • Jana Nácarová

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences book series (BRIEFSANIMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Roman Fuchs, Petr Veselý, Jana Nácarová
    Pages 1-49
  3. Roman Fuchs, Petr Veselý, Jana Nácarová
    Pages 51-62
  4. Roman Fuchs, Petr Veselý, Jana Nácarová
    Pages 63-79
  5. Roman Fuchs, Petr Veselý, Jana Nácarová
    Pages 81-95
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 97-117

About this book

Introduction

This SpringerBrief answers the question on how birds recognize their predators using multidisciplinary approaches and outlines paths of the future research of predator recognition. A special focus is put on the role of key features to discriminate against predators and non-predators. The first part of the book provides a comprehensive review of the mechanisms of predator recognition based on classical ethological studies in untrained birds. The second part introduces a new view on the topic treating theories of cognitive ethology. This approach involves examination of conditioned domestic pigeons and highlights the actual abilities of birds to recognize and categorize.

Keywords

avian predator behaviour bird cognition and memory bird ethology ornithology prey reaction

Authors and affiliations

  • Roman Fuchs
    • 1
  • Petr Veselý
    • 2
  • Jana Nácarová
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Zoology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of South BohemiaČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Zoology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of South Bohemia České BudějoviceCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of Zoology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of South BohemiaČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12404-5
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12402-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12404-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-7504
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-7512
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