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The Sensory Ecology of Birds ranges widely across species, environments, and behaviours to present a synthesis that challenges previous assumptions about the information that controls the behaviour of birds. A bird may use a wide range and combination of sensory information that comes from sight, hearing, smell, mechanoreception, taste, and magnetoreception. It may also include specific refinements of senses, such as echolocation and remote touch from the bill. The book recognises that there are many complex and subtle trade-offs and complementarities of information between different types of sensory information. 311 p.

Series: Oxford Avian Biology Series

Authors expertises affiliations

  • Graham R. Martin. School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham (Uk).


  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date (print): 2017-02
  • ISBN (print): 978-0-19-969454-9

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