This book examines behavioral adaptations of tropical birds in timing of breeding, life history traits, mating systems and parental care, territoriality, communication, and biotic interactions, and emphasizes the many gaps in our knowledge of tropical birds. We urge students and researchers in temperate and tropical regions alike to realize the potential they have for improving our knowledge of avian adaptations far beyond what is currently accepted as gospel. Time is running out.
Author: Navjot S. Sodhi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Conservation of Tropical Birds has been written by four conservation biologists whose expertise spans all the tropical regions of the world. It is the first book to cover all the major issues in tropical bird conservation. Current problems faced by tropical bird conservationists are summarised and potential solutions outlined based on the results of case studies. Birds are key indicators of ecosystem health, and such a well-studied group of organisms, that they provide an excellent lens through which to examine global conservation problems caused by phenomena such as climate change, declines in ecosystem services, habitat loss, fires, overexploitation, and invasive species. Therefore, the book also provides an engaging synopsis of the general issues in conservation and the problems faced by other wildlife. This book serves as an important resource and companion to all people interested in observing and conserving birds in the tropics and elsewhere.
This handy birdwatching field guide is an excellent introduction to the fantastic array of birds found in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is home to a remarkable array of bird species—the most diverse on Earth. These birds range in size from the tiny Orange-bellied Flowerpeckers living within the rainforest, to massive White-bellied Sea-Eagles. They vary in color from drab, olive babblers, to exquisitely-hued kingfishers. This bird guide features 96 typical species and clearly describes their special characteristics. Many are easy–to–find birds adapted to living around cities and towns, while others can be seen in nature reserves. Illustrated with over 100 beautiful color photographs, showing the birds in their natural habitats, this book will delight both keen bird watchers and beginners alike. Common as well as scientific names are given for each bird.
Author: E. A. Jayson
Publisher: New India Publishing
Release Date: 2010
Community Ecology of Tropical Birds, the tropical ecosystems is one of the most biological diverse habitats on the earth. Seventy six per cent of all centers of avian endemism occur in tropical regions and the same is true for many plant and animal communities. Birds are important component of biological diversity and their ecological, cultural, recreational and economic benefits are recognized universally. They act as vital links in many food webs and often serve as highly visible biological indicators of ecosystem health. Many bird populations are declining all over the world due to habitat loss and fragmentation, predation, pesticide use, invasive exotic species and other factors. This book is about the ecology of tropical bird community, all together 12 chapters are described and divided into two parts. The first part of this book looks at the forest bird community including status and distribution, species-abundance relationship, seasonal changes, vertical distribution and habitat utilisation. The second part provides detailed ecology of wetland bird community. This book will be an invaluable resource for field scientist, researchers, students, and naturalists in the field of Ornithology.
This early work is a fascinating read for any ornithologist or nature enthusiast. Sixteen beautiful plates by John Gould are accompanied by notes about the varied tropical birds featured. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Tropical Birds: A Coloring Book for Adults is a coloring book for grown ups featuring an assortment of tropical birds. Illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman, this coloring book includes 50 original designs of varying degrees of difficulty. You'll find simple designs with plenty of room for embellishment, as well as more complicated designs that help you focus and relax as you work on them. Images are printed on the front side of pages only, so you can feel free to color with markers and fine tipped pens with no worry about bleed through. Provides hours of calming, meditative, stress- relieving entertainment.
The story behind the birds everyone wants to see Halfway between Dallas and Mexico City, along the last few hundred miles of the Rio Grande, lies a subtropical outpost where people come from all over the world to see birds. Located between the temperate north and the tropic south, with desert to the west and ocean to the east, the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas provides habitat for a variety of birds seen nowhere else in the United States. If you want to see a Hooked-billed Kite, Muscovy Duck, or Altamira Oriole, this is the place. Drawing on years of personal observation and study, Timothy Brush has written a classic work of natural history about the little-known breeding bird communities of the Valley and the diversity of nesting strategies and behaviors that can be seen. Brush estimates that there are more than 150 current breeding species in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. In "Nesting Birds of a Tropical Frontier, "he describes the habits, distribution, changes in occurrence, and general outlook of these as well as former breeders, concentrating on Valley specialties and other birds of particular interest in the Valley. The species are all dependent upon appropriate habitat, from riparian forest to mesquite savannah, and Brush describes the history of these habitats and the special features that keep the birds coming. He also discusses conservation and the need for both large-scale land acquisitions by public and private groups and small-scale restoration through urban parks and individual landscaping. Art by Gerald Sneed and color photographs by several of Texas' top nature photographers show off some of the Valley's famous birds. Historical maps of vegetation and geology help us gain a better perspective on the changes that have taken place along the Rio Grande and on the breeding bird communities of the U.S.-Mexico frontier.
Twenty-four brilliantly colored avian creatures: peacock, flamingo, toucan, lyrebird, quetzal, ruff, ultramarine lorikeet, and more. For enhancing stationery, gift packages, other flat surfaces. Identifications.
"Field guide for identifying birds in the field in Costa Rica. Includes descriptions, range maps, and illustrations of all 903 species definitely known from Costa Rica, including pelagics and species regular to Cocos Island. Includes alphabetical quick-find indexes of groups and families on the inside back cover"--