ISBN-10:
0198500645
ISBN-13:
9780198500643
Pub. Date:
10/15/2004
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Grebes: Podicipedidae

Grebes: Podicipedidae

by Jon Fjeldsa

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ISBN-13: 9780198500643
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Series: Bird Families of the World Series
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jon Fjeldså is the Professor of Biodiversity at the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on the systematics and biogeography of birds, with special emphasis on the tropical Andes region of South America and eastern Africa. He also teaches tropical ecology. Professor Fjeldsa is an experienced author, with five previous ornithological titles to his name, covering a wide range of topics.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Plan of the book
Part I: Specializations for the life as a diver
1. Introduction
2. Constraints of diving
3. Relationships of grebes and divers
4. The morphology of grebes
Part II: Thematic chapters
5. The biogeography of grebes
6. The ecological distribution of grebes
7. Feeding ecology
8. Behaviour and communications
9. Breeding biology
10. Environmental threats
11. Conservation
Part III: Classification and species accounts
Glossary
References
Appendix 1: Description of 80 morphological characters used for the phylogenetic analysis of grebes
Appendix 2: Matrix of character states used for the phylogenetic analysis of grebes
Index

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