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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

Abstract

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

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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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CHAPTER 2 Neurobiology of spatial behavior

David F. Sherry and Jennifer S. Hoshooley

CHAPTER 4 Photoperiodism and the annual cycle of black-capped chickadees

Leslie S. Phillmore and Scott A. MacDougall-Shackleton

SYNOPSIS I: Proximate mechanisms in behavior and evolution

David F. Sherry, Vladimir V. Pravosudov, Scott A. MacDougall-Shackleton, Jennifer S. Hoshooley, and Leslie S. Phillmore

CHAPTER 7 Behavioral aspects of chickadee hybridization

Robert L. Curry, Lindsay M. Rossano, and Matthew W. Reudink

CHAPTER 9 Social dominance and fitness in black-capped chickadees

Laurene Ratcliffe, Daniel J. Mennill, and Kristin A. Schubert

SYNOPSIS II: Parid reproductive behavior

Daniel J. Mennill, Theresa M. Burg, Robert L. Curry, Kathy Martin, Andrea R. Norris, Laurene Ratcliffe, Matthew W. Reudink, Lindsay M. Rossano, and Kristin A. Schubert

CHAPTER 10 Chickadee vocal production and perception: An integrative approach to understanding acoustic communication

Christopher B. Sturdy, Laurie L. Bloomfield, Isabelle Charrier, and Tiffany T.-Y. Lee

SYNOPSIS III: Complexities in vocal communication

Todd M. Freeberg, Myron C. Baker, Laurie L. Bloomfield, Isabelle Charrier, David E. Gammon, Jack P. Hailman, Tiffany T.-Y. Lee, Jeffrey R. Lucas, Daniel J. Mennill, and Christopher B. Sturdy

SYNOPSIS IV: Landscape ecology, behavior, and conservation issues

André Desrochers, Ken A. Otter, Marc Bélisle, and Jennifer R. Olson

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