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Author Lederer, Roger J., author.

Title Beaks, bones, and bird songs : how the struggle for survival has shaped birds and their behavior / Roger J. Lederer.

Publication Info. Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  598 LEDERER    Check Shelf
Description 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) and index.
Contents Foreword / by Scott Weidensaul -- Introduction : It's tough to be a bird -- Birds, beaks, and bellies : the whys and wherefores of foraging -- Can you see UV? : how birds employ their sensory abilities -- Ups and downs : the animals that conquered the air -- Travel hither and yon : migration and navigation in an endless sky -- Weather survival strategies : enduring heat, cold, wind, and rain -- Bird communities : how birds live together -- Human influences : what we do to birds.
Subject Birds -- Evolution.
Birds -- Behavior.
Birds -- Adaptation.
Birds -- Behavior -- Evolution.
Birds -- Behavior. (OCoLC)fst00832976
Birds -- Evolution. (OCoLC)fst00833011
Other Form: Online version: Lederer, Roger J., author. Beaks, bones, and bird songs Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016 9781604697520 (DLC) 2015051354
ISBN 9781604696486 (hardcover)
1604696486 (hardcover)
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