Seabirds and Songbirds: Habitat Preferences, Conservation and Migratory Behavior


Garrett Mahala (Editor)

Series: Birds – Evolution, Behavior and Ecology
BISAC: SCI070000

Humans have altered and created entirely new environments to which animals have either adapted or been extirpated. Urban environments are one of the most extreme examples of how humans have changed previous habitats. Urban environments present massive challenges for birds living in these spaces and the impacts can be seen on all aspects of their behavior including how they communicate with one another. This book discusses how seabirds and songbirds have adapted for life in urban areas, how it has impacted their migratory behavior, and also examines the ecology and conservation of these two species. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Birds Widely Disperse Pathogen-Infected Ticks (pp. 1-22)
John D. Scott (Research Division, Lyme Ontario, Fergus, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 2 – Seabirds and Island Communities: Biodiversity Awareness As a Tool for the Conservation of Insular Species (pp. 23-44)
Ronnie Reyes-Arriagada, Roberto P. Schlatter, Peter J. Hodum and R. Rozzi (Instituto de Ciencias Marinas y Limnológicas, Universidad Austral de Chile, Casilla, Valdivia, Chile, and others)

Chapter 3 – Seabird Conservation in Fisheries: Current State of Knowledge and Conservation Needs for Argentine High-Seas Fleets (pp. 45-88)
Juan Pablo Seco Pon, Sofía Copello, Leandro Tamini, Rocío Mariano-Jelicich, Jesica Paz, Gabriel Blanco and Marco Favero (Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (IIMyC), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) – Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Funes, Mar del Plata, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 4 – Plastic Debris and Seabirds: Updating an Old Story (pp. 89-114)
Adriana Vallarino and Cesar Gonzalez-Zuarth (El Colegio de la Frontera Sur Unidad Campeche)

Chapter 5 – Urban Hymns: How Urban Environments Affect Bird Populations and Avian Singing Behavior (pp. 115-134)
Craig A. Barnett (Department of Life Science, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 6 – Ecology and Conservation of the Socotra Cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis) in the Eastern Arabian Gulf (pp. 135-146)
Sabir Bin Muzaffar (Department of Biology, College of Science, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates)



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