Unlike mammals, birds are not particularly well suited to desert life. Among the few types of birds that have successfully adapted to the desert ecosystem are the predators. With individual chapters devoted to each of the different species, the book explores those attributes which make this group suited to desert life, and how they have developed their abilities to cope with the prevailing harsh conditions. This readily accessible volume collates a substantial amount of the latest research on this fascinating subject.Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC Johnsgard PA (1991) Photo essay: Burrowing Owls. Birdera#39;s World 5(1):30-34 Jones ... Wilson Bull 73:140- 147 Kendeigh SC (1970) Energy requirements for existence in relation to size of bird.
|Title||:||Avian Desert Predators|
|Author||:||William E. Cook|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|