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by Tim Birkhead

ePub The Magpies: The Ecology and Behaviour of Black-billed and Yellow-billed Magpies (Poyser Monographs) download
Author:
Tim Birkhead
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978-1408140246
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1408140241
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Poyser (October 30, 2010)
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Magpies are unmistakeable in their appearance, voice and extrovert, arrogant manner. While their persecution at the hands of gamekeepers over the last hundred years has made them wary and difficult to approach, a number of recent field studies, both in Europe and North America, have successfully revealed the intricacies of the magpie way of life. Many of the results from his ten-year study of magpies in northern England are published here for the first time.

Two species of magpie feature in this book, the Black-billed Magpie, familiar to most Europeans, which occurs .

Two species of magpie feature in this book, the Black-billed Magpie, familiar to most Europeans, which occurs throughout much of the northern hemisphere, and the Yellow-billed Magpie, which is confined to California. Particularly revealing however is his comparison of the two species and of their different races. While their persecution at the hands of gamekeepers over the last hundred years has made them wary and difficult to approach, a number of recent field. Two species of magpie feature in this book, the Black-billed Magpie, familiar to most Europeans, which occurs throughout much of the northern hemisphere, and the Yellow-billed Magpie, which is confined to California.

T. R. Birkhead, Tim R. Birkhea. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The Magpies from your list? The Magpies. The Ecology and Behaviour of Black-Billed and Yellow-Billed Magpies (Poyser Popular Bird Books). by T. Birkhead. Published November 1991 by T. & A. D. Poyser Ltd.

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Magpies : The Ecology and Behavior of Black-Billed and Yellow-Billed Magpies.

The Magpies : The Ecology and Behavior of Black-Billed and Yellow-Billed Magpies.

Black-billed Magpies and Jackdaws participate in a number of nonprocreative heterosexual activities

Black-billed Magpies and Jackdaws participate in a number of nonprocreative heterosexual activities. Birds sometimes copulate long after fertilization has taken place-even during incubation or chick-rearing-while courtship and mounting may occur well in advance of the breeding season in Magpies. In both species, birds form pair-bonds as juveniles, long before they are able to breed. Several alternatives to the monogamous pair and nuclear family are also to be found in these species of Crows

Magpies are unmistakeable in their appearance, voice and extrovert, arrogant manner. While their persecution at the hands of gamekeepers over the last hundred years has made them wary and difficult to approach, a number of recent field studies, both in Europe and North America, have successfully revealed the intricacies of the magpie way of life. Two species of magpie feature in this book, the Black-billed Magpie, familiar to most Europeans, which occurs throughout much of the northern hemisphere, and the Yellow-billed Magpie, which is confined to California. Tim Birkhead has studied both species, and has produced a fascinating account of their ecology and behaviour. Many of the results from his ten-year study of magpies in northern England are published here for the first time. Particularly revealing however is his comparison of the two species and of their different races. Magpies occur in a wide range of habitats, including English farmland, the deserts of North America, the mountains of Saudi Arabia and the windswept plateaus of Tibet. As this book explains, magpies are able to exploit this diversity of habitats largely through their remarkably flexible social behaviour. The Magpies covers all aspects of their lives, including their marital relationships, food hoarding behaviour, longevity and survival, nesting behaviour, breeding success and their controversial relationship with man. The text is supported by numerous photographs, diagrams and tables, and superb illustrations by David Quinn. Illustrated by David Quinn