Feral Pigeons

Feral Pigeons

by Richard F. Johnston, Marian Janiga


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This definitive monograph focuses on the population, biology, and behavioral ecology of feral pigeons, a familiar but seldom studied bird. Includes a thorough listing of primary references of U.S. and European scholarly literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195084092
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/01/1997
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: History and Systematic Biology
1. Introduction
2. Size, Shape, and Genetic Variation in Pigeon Populations
PART II: Reproductive Biology and Diet
3. Breeding Seasons in Feral Pigeons
4. Mate Choice and Pair Bonding
5. Nestsites and Nestbuilding
6. Eggs
7. Incubation and Hatching
8. Brood Reduction
9. Development: Nestlings
10. Development: Fledglings
11. Diet
PART III: Plumage and Flight
12. Plumage Polymorphism
13. Maintenance and Molt of Plumage
14. Flight
PART IV: Behavior
15. Social Behavior
16. Pigeon Colonies
17. Orientation and Navigation
PART V: Population Studies
18. Reproductive Success and Mortality
19. Abundance and Density
PART VI: Some Environmental Concerns
20. Heavy Metals and Other Pollutants
21. Aspects of the Biotic Environment
22. Control of the Pigeon Populations
PART VII: People and Pigeons

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