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The Common Tern
     

The Common Tern

by Joanna Burger
 

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For more than twenty years the authors studied the complex breeding and social behavior of colonies of terns.

A significant dynamic of their social behavior is their “mobbing” behavior when they aggressively defend their nests against predators and will attack intruders, including human beings.

Analysis of this and other behaviors as they affect

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For more than twenty years the authors studied the complex breeding and social behavior of colonies of terns.

A significant dynamic of their social behavior is their “mobbing” behavior when they aggressively defend their nests against predators and will attack intruders, including human beings.

Analysis of this and other behaviors as they affect breeding and population provide fascinating insights in the study of birds.

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Common terns have a wide geographical distribution, appearing during one season or another on most continents and occupying a variety of habitats from rocky islets to sandy beaches, dunes, and marshes. Based on their long-term study of over 40 common tern colonies in New York and New Jersey, the authors describe phenology, activity patterns, synchrony, habitat selection, territoriality, antipredator behavior, predators, colony dynamics, and the reproductive success of common terns. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583481103
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1991
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

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