Avian Energetics and Nutritional Ecology
Edited by Cynthia Carey

Pages: 543 pages
Publisher: ---
Edition: 1996
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1461380464
ISBN-13: 978-1461380467


This volume analyzes the extremely energetic lifestyle of birds. Birds invest a large amount of energy flying, migrating, in parental care, and in reproducing. Leading researchers describe energy use by birds, and each chapter discusses the ecological implication of the topic and as far as possible describes the molecular and cellular mechanism behind each adaptation. Included are chapters on nutrition, digestion and feeding, metabolism, thermoregulation, hypometabolism, starvation, flight, moulting, foraging, migratory fattening, reproduction, incubation, embryonic development, post-natal growth, and populational energetics.

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