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Oxford Ornithology Series #2: Bird-Parasite Interactions: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior


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Birds are hosts to many parasites, internal and external. The parasites inevitably form a burden to the host bird and therefore may affect its ability to grow, survive and reproduce as well as its behavior and the abundance and distribution of the whole species. As a consequence, bird-parasite systems have attracted attention from diverse fields. This book draws together a comprehensive range of experts in the field to provide an invaluable reference of current work in bird-parasite interactions. The book addresses the contemporary context of research in bird-parasite systems, and case studies which combine theoretical concepts with evidence from the literature and experimental data. Equal attention is given to ecology, behavioral response to parasitism, and sexual selection. This work will be of interest to biologists, evolutionary biologists, wildlife ecologists, and ornithologists and other professionals in related fields.

Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction

1. Current Theory of Host-Parasite Interactions, C.A. Toft

PART II: Ecology

2. Pathogenocity and Epizootiology of Avian Haematozoa: Plasmodium, Leucocytozoan, and Haemoproteus, C.T. Atkinson and C. van Riper

3. The Direct and Indirect Effects of the Caecal Nematode, Trichostrongylus tenuis, on Red Grouse

4. The Effect of Ectoparasites on Cliff Swallow Growth and Survival, B.R. Chapman and J.E. George

5. Philornid Parasitism and Nestling Survival of the Puerto-Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk, C.A. Delannoy and A. Cruz

6. Occurrence and Demography of Mites of Tree Swallow, House Wren, and Eastern Bluebird Nests, E.H. Burtt and G.A. Babbitt

7. Patterns and Effects of Parasitism by Protocalliphora on Tree Swallow Nestlings, C. Rogers, R.J. Robertson and B.J. Stutchbury

8. Parasite Communities in Wet and Dry Forest Subpopulations of the Hawaii Common Amakihi, C. van Riper III

9. Analysis and Ecological Correlates of Tick Burdens in a New Guinea Avifauna, M. Pruett-Jones and S. Pruett-Jones

PART III: Behavior

10. Effects of Avian Host Age and Arbovirus Infection on Mosquito Attraction and Blood-Feeding Success, T.W. Scott and J. D. Edman

11. The Nest Protection Hypothesis: The Adaptive Use of Plant Secondary Components by European Starlings, L. Clark

12. Nest Ectoparasite Abundance and Cliff Swallow Colony Site Selection, Nestling Development and Departure Time, J. E. Loye and S. Carroll

13. Ants, Ticks, and Nesting Seabirds: Dynamic Interaction, D.C. Duffy

14. Coevolution of Avian Grooming and Ectoparasite Avoidance, D. H. Clayton

15. Behavioral Changes in Breeding American Kestrels Infected with Trichinella Pseudospiralis, M. D. Saumier M. E. Rau and D. M. Bird

16. Parasites and Bright Birds: New Data and a New Prediction, M. Zuk

17. Parasites, Sexual Ornaments, and Mate Choice in the Barn Swallow, A. P. Møller

18. Phenotypic Correlates of Blood Parasitism in the Common Grackle, C. E. Kirkpatrick, S.K. Robinson, and U.D. Kitron

19. Bill Color and Parasite Levels of Zebra Finches, N. Burley, S.C. Tidemann and K. Halupka

20. Female Choice of Males with Low Parasite Loads in Sage Grouse, L. L. Johnson and M.S. Boyce

21. Effects of Parasites on Mate Choice by Captive Sage Grouse, M.F. Spurrier, M.S. Boyce, and B.F.J. Manley

Product Details

Loye, J. E.
Zuk, Marlene
Loye, J. E.
Zuk, Marlene
Zuk, M.
Loye, J. E.
null, M.
null, J. E.
Zuk, M.
Zuk, M.
OUP Oxford
Oxford ;
Life Sciences - Zoology - Ornithology
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Life Sciences | Microbiology | Parasitology
Birds -- Parasites.
Birdwatching Guides
Nature Studies-Birds
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Oxford ornithology series ;
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62 illus.
5.98x9.01x1.06 in. 1.74 lbs.

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