By Dr. Mark A. Colwell

ISBN-10: 0520266404

ISBN-13: 9780520266407

Shorebirds are version organisms for illustrating the foundations of ecology and ideal topics for learn. Their mating platforms are as varied as any avian crew, their migrations push the boundaries of patience, and their foraging is definitely studied within the open habitats of estuaries and freshwater wetlands. This finished textual content explores the ecology, conservation, and administration of those interesting birds. starting chapters learn phylogenetic relationships among shorebirds and different birds, and canopy shorebird morphology, anatomy, and body structure. a piece on breeding biology seems intimately at their reproductive biology. simply because shorebirds spend a lot in their time clear of breeding parts, a considerable part on non-breeding biology covers migration, foraging ecology, and social habit. The textual content additionally covers shorebird demography, inhabitants measurement, and administration matters with regards to habitat, predators, and human disturbances. all through, it emphasizes utilising medical wisdom to the conservation of shorebird populations, a lot of that are regrettably in decline.

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