© 1992

Current Ornithology

  • Dennis M. Power

Part of the Current Ornithology book series (CUOR, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. David K. Cairns
    Pages 37-61
  3. J. Christopher Haney, Andrew R. Solow
    Pages 105-161
  4. David A. Spector
    Pages 199-238
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-247

About this book


Contributors to this volume offer new research on extinction processes in birds, nest predation, and song systems, and describes a graphical model that helps predict the reproductive consequences of time allocation between the competing demands of guarding young birds and foraging for food. 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 conservation biology ecology evolution ornithology phylogeny physiology primates

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis M. Power
    • 1
  1. 1.Santa Barbara Museum of Natural HistorySanta BarbaraUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Current Ornithology
  • Editors D.M. Power
  • Series Title Current Ornithology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-43990-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-9923-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-9921-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ecology
    Evolutionary Biology
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`Volume 9 maintains a standard set by this series...Its six papers review diverse aspects of avian biology and, without exception, raise important question for future research...The editor [is] to be commended for drawing upon an international authorship.'
Quarterly Review of Biology, 68:4