Nests, Eggs, and Incubation

Author: S. James Reynolds

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Page: 320

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Nests, Eggs, and Incubation brings together a global team of leading authorities to provide a comprehensive overview of the fascinating and diverse field of avian reproduction. Starting with a new assessment of the evolution of avian reproductive biology in light of recent research, the book goes on to cover four broad areas: the nest, the egg, incubation, and the study of avian reproduction. New research on nest structures, egg traits, and life history is incorporated, whilst contemporary methodologies such as self-contained temperature probes and citizen science are also discussed. Applied chapters describe how biological knowledge can be applied to challenges such as urbanisation and climate change. The book concludes by suggesting priorities for future research. This book builds upon the foundations laid down by Charles Deeming's 2002 work Avian Incubation (available for readers of this book to access online for free), much of which remains relevant today. Read in conjunction with this previous volume, it provides an up-to-date and thorough review of egg biology, nest function, and incubation behaviour, which will be an essential resource for students of avian biology, as well as both professional and amateur ornithologists working in the field of avian reproduction.
Birds

Nests, Eggs, and Incubation

Author: Denis Charles Deeming

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Category: Birds

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View: 321

Avian incubation is a critical part of reproduction and was extensively covered in the OUP book 'Avian Incubation' published in 2002. This new book updates the older one by introducing new concepts that have arisen over the intervening years as well as updating key areas of research. The new book does not replace 'Avian Incubation' but, rather, reinforces and supplements it. Therefore, this book covers four key areas: nest, eggs, incubation, and the study of avian reproduction. It collates and describes a range of recent developments in avian reproduction and brings the field right up to date.
Science

Nests, Eggs, and Incubation

Author: D. Charles Deeming

Publisher: OUP Oxford

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Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 817

Nests, Eggs, and Incubation brings together a global team of leading authorities to provide a comprehensive overview of the fascinating and diverse field of avian reproduction. Starting with a new assessment of the evolution of avian reproductive biology in light of recent research, the book goes on to cover four broad areas: the nest, the egg, incubation, and the study of avian reproduction. New research on nest structures, egg traits, and life history is incorporated, whilst contemporary methodologies such as self-contained temperature probes and citizen science are also discussed. Applied chapters describe how biological knowledge can be applied to challenges such as urbanisation and climate change. The book concludes by suggesting priorities for future research. This book builds upon the foundations laid down by Charles Deeming's 2002 work Avian Incubation (available for readers of this book to access online for free), much of which remains relevant today. Read in conjunction with this previous volume, it provides an up-to-date and thorough review of egg biology, nest function, and incubation behaviour, which will be an essential resource for students of avian biology, as well as both professional and amateur ornithologists working in the field of avian reproduction.
Nature

Nests, Eggs, Birds

Author: Kelsey Oseid

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 642

Discover the world's birds, their homes, and their eggs in this gorgeously illustrated, entertaining, and educational guide. Did you know that the tailorbird "sews" leaves together to make its nest? Or that hummingbird eggs are the size of jellybeans? Birds are some of the world's most beautiful and interesting creatures, and their nests and eggs are no exception, displaying a stunning diversity of shapes, sizes, functions, and materials. In Nests, Eggs, Birds, celebrated artist and author Kelsey Oseid explores the fascinating ins and outs of where and how dozens of avian species--robins, birds of paradise, crows, owls, penguins, and more--make their homes and lay their eggs. Full of striking naturalistic art and fun scientific facts, Nests, Eggs, Birds will delight bird lovers of all ages.
Nature

A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds

Author: Paul J. Baicich

Publisher: Helm

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Category: Nature

Page: 347

View: 227

A species-by-species guide to the breeding biology of birds of North America, for ornithologists and amateur birders. Describes some 670 breeding species, with information on breeding cycle, nest habitat and construction, breeding season, eggs, incubation, and nesting and nestling period. Includes some 100 b&w drawings on nests and nestlings, and color photos and illustrations of nestlings and eggs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Pets

A Guide to Incubating Eggs - With Tips on Bird's Natural Incubation and Artificial Incubation

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

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Category: Pets

Page: 70

View: 670

This text contains a detailed handbook on the incubation of bird's eggs, including information on both natural and artificial incubation. A great book sure to appeal to and those with an interest in breeding birds, this text will be invaluable for successful incubation and constitutes a worthy addition to any collection of avicultural literature. The chapters of this book include: 'Incubation', 'Absorbing Nature of the Task', 'Adventures of a Brood', 'Maternal Love', 'The Raven-Tree', 'Behavior of a Fly-Catcher', 'Attentions of the Male', 'Guardian of the Nest', 'Both Birds Incubating', 'Anecdote of an Emu', 'A ''Common'' Nest', 'Changing the Eggs', 'Duration of Incubation', 'Mounds Raised by Birds', et cetera. This book has been elected for modern republication due to its educational value, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on the subject of aviculture.
Birds

A Guide to the Nests & Eggs of Southern African Birds

Author: Warwick Rowe Tarboton

Publisher: Struik Publishers

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Category: Birds

Page: 432

View: 678

This guide provides species-to-species accounts of the nesting habits of each bird, the types of nests they build, and a summary of their breeding biology (laying months, clutch size, egg size, incubation and nestling periods).
Science

Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs

Author: Kenneth Carpenter

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 620

Surveys current understanding of dinosaur reproduction, including what the microscopic structure of the eggshell, the pattern of eggs in a clutch, and the ornamentation of adults reveal about eggs, development, and mating.
Medical

Raptor Medicine, Surgery and Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition

Author: David Scott

Publisher: CABI

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Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 421

Comprehensive, intensely practical, and extensively illustrated, this unique book consolidates years of practical knowledge of dealing with injured birds of prey. Written by a practicing veterinarian, it: concisely covers helpful, day-to-day advice through hints, tips and clinical insights; provides an emphasis on practical procedures; and includes numerous illustrations for easy recognition of symptoms and replication of techniques. Outlining everything from handling and the intake examination through to practical procedures and the treatment of a comprehensive range of conditions and injuries, the book also advises readers on housing, rehabilitation and eventual release. Also including numerous rapid reference charts, this book is the one text that any avian or general veterinarian needs by the bench for the treatment of raptors and birds of prey.