Magpies: The Ecology and Behavior of Black-Billed and Yellow-Billed Magpies

Magpies: The Ecology and Behavior of Black-Billed and Yellow-Billed Magpies

by Tim R. Birkhead
     
 

Introduction: magpies.
Nest spacing and Territorial behaviour.
Social behaviour: breeding birds.
Social behaviour: non-breeding birds.
Feeding and food hoarding.
Magpie populations.
The breeding cycle: nests, eggs and incubation.
The breeding cycle: chicks and their care.
The breeding cycle: breeding success.
Factors affecting success: bird… See more details below

Overview

Introduction: magpies.
Nest spacing and Territorial behaviour.
Social behaviour: breeding birds.
Social behaviour: non-breeding birds.
Feeding and food hoarding.
Magpie populations.
The breeding cycle: nests, eggs and incubation.
The breeding cycle: chicks and their care.
The breeding cycle: breeding success.
Factors affecting success: bird and territory quality.
Magpies and man.
Comparisons and conclusions.
Appendices:
Geographical variation in magpies.
Morphological characteristics of male and female Black-billed Magpies.
Body weight of male and female magpies in various locations.
Differences in body weight and size between adult and first-year Black-billed Magpies.
Mean weight of 14-day-old magpie chicks in the Sheffield study.
Differences in numbers of Black-billed Magpie chicks hatched and fledged in the Sheffield study.
Breeding success of Black-billed Magpies in the Sheffield study.
Breeding success for first and repeat breeding attempts within a season, for magpies in the Sheffield study.
List of Latin names.
References.
Index.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780856610677
Publisher:
Poyser, T. & A. D. Limited
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Series:
Poyser Popular Bird Books Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.63(h) x 1.15(d)

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