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Predator Recognition in Birds

The Use of Key Features

  • Provides a concise overview on avian predator recognition

  • Discusses both ethological and cognitive approaches

  • Describes in detail the use of key factors to recognize predators

Book

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

  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

About the authors

Dr. Roman Fuchs 
Department of Zoology 
Faculty of Science 
University of South Bohemia 
Branišovská 1760 37005 
České Budějovice 
Czech Republic 

Dr. Petr Veselý 
Department of Zoology
Faculty of Science 
University of South Bohemia
Branišovská 1760 37005 
České Budějovice 
Czech Republic 

Dr. Jana Nácarová
Department of Zoology
Faculty of Science 
University of South Bohemia
Branišovská 1760 37005 
České Budějovice 
Czech Republic 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Predator Recognition in Birds
  • Book Subtitle The Use of Key Features
  • Authors Roman Fuchs
    Petr Veselý
    Jana Nácarová
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Animal Sciences
  • 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 Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-12402-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-12404-5
  • Series ISSN 2211-7504
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-7512
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 117
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Animal Physiology
    Neurobiology
    Animal Ecology
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