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The Evolution of Avian Breeding Systems

The Evolution of Avian Breeding Systems

J David Ligon

This book discusses three of the most topical and fascinating aspects of the reproductive biology of birds: sexual selection, parental care, and mating systems. Ever since Darwin, researchers have been fascinated by the extent of sexual dimorphism in plumage colours among avian species, and the puzzling development of flamboyant ornamentation or complex courtship displays in male birds. This book provides a timely review of the empirical evidence. 526 pages.

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