To the untrained eye, all reed warblers may look alike. Anyone who takes a closer look will quickly realise that there is in fact an amazing spectrum of different ecological and adaptive strategies across the world's 53 species. This integrative overview combines published and unpublished information, which has resulted in outstanding findings and sets new standards in behavioural and evolutionary ecology.
Covers almost all biological aspects, ranging from habitat use, competition and communication to reproduction and broad parasitism, mating systems, migration, population dynamics, island life and convergent evolution. The strategies of these 'little brown jobs' exemplify some of the key topics in 21st century ornithology.
Auteur Bernd Leisler / Karl Schulze-Hagen Taal Engels Pagina's 328 Illustratietype Kleurentekeningen, Kleurenfoto's