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Avian Desert Predators

  • William E. Cook

Part of the Adaptations of Desert Organisms book series (DESERT ORGAN.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 111-129

About this book

Introduction

Birds are not particularly well suited to desert life. Unlike mammals, they are generally active during the day and do not usually go underground to escape the intense desert heat. Among the few types of birds that have successfully invaded the desert ecosystem are the predators. Many species of hawks, owls, roadrunners, vultures, and shrikes survive very well in deserts. What attributes make this group especially suited to desert life? How have they augmented their abilities to cope with the harsh constraints imposed by the desert habitat? These are among the issues explored in this new volume, which brings together much of the current research on adaptations of avian desert predators.

Keywords

Anpassung Ornithologie Vögel adaptation adaption bird birds conservation desert ecosystem environment mammals ornithology predator temperature

Authors and affiliations

  • William E. Cook
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  1. 1.Columbia-Greene Community CollegeHudsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-60353-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64367-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60353-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9432
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