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TitleBehavioral Ecology of Neotropical Birds [electronic resource] / edited by Juan Carlos Reboreda, Vanina Dafne Fiorini, Diego Tomás Tuero
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript VIII, 220 p. 30 illus., 17 illus. in color. online resource


This book covers central aspects of behavioral ecology, including sexual selection, social and genetic mating systems, cooperative breeding, brood parasitism, brood reduction, migration, personalities and communication. Over the past several years, Neotropical bird species from temperate to tropical latitudes of South America have been extensively studied, yielding valuable insights into the evolutionary mechanisms that drive their behavioral traits. In this book, international experts provide a general overview of main behavioral aspects. They also present the main findings of their work, including experimental approaches to testing the most accepted behavioral theory in their model systems. In closing, they propose new theoretical frameworks and future research directions. As such, the book provides a comprehensive and updated guide for all researchers, students and professionals whose work involves the study and management of birds across the Neotropical region


Preface -- Social mating system divergence between north and south temperate Wrens -- Understanding variation in extra-pair paternity in birds: a focus on Neotropical birds -- Cooperative and Communal Breeding -- Sexual selection and mating systems: contributions from a Neotropical passerine model -- Brood reduction in Neotropical birds: mechanisms, patterns and insights from studies in the Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps) -- Obligate brood parasitism on Neotropical birds -- Bird migration in South America: The Fork-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus savana) as a case study -- Visual and acoustic communication in Neotropical birds: diversity and evolution of signals -- A reappraisal of the fruit-taking and fruit-handling behaviors of Neotropical birds -- Perspectives on the study of field hummingbird cognition in the neotropics -- Index

Animal behavior Animal ecology Evolution (Biology) Behavioral Sciences. Animal Ecology. Animal Systematics/Taxonomy/Biogeography. Evolutionary Biology.


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