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Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice
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Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Ken A. Otter


Chickadees and titmice are among the most popular birds in North America, due in large part to their readiness to use bird feeders, to nest in urban gardens, and even to be trained to take food from people's hands. These attributes have also made them (and their Eurasian tit counterparts) perhaps the most intensively studied bird family in the world. Long-term research in Europe has yielded some of the most comprehensive data on the impact of global warming on the breeding ecology of birds. Chickadees have amongst the best-studied and most complex vocal behaviour of any bird species, displayin ... More

Keywords: chickadees, titmice, global warming, breeding ecology, food-storing, inter-species hybridization, forest fragmentation, evolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198569992
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ken A. Otter, editor
Ecosystem Science & Management Program, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

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