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Cooperative breeding in birds

long-term studies of ecology and behavior

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Birds -- Behavior.,
  • Birds -- Ecology.,
  • Cooperative breeding in animals.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Peter B. Stacey and Walter D. Koenig.
    ContributionsStacey, Peter B., Koenig, Walter D., 1950-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL698.3 .C66 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 615 p. :
    Number of Pages615
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2191086M
    ISBN 100521372984, 0521378907
    LC Control Number89009773


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In "Cooperative Breeding in Birds: Long Term Studies of Ecology and Behaviour" a variety of authors give detailed and fascinating descriptions of cooperation in birds, from the Splendid Fairywren and Noisy Miner of Australia to such birds as the Green Woodhoopoe and Arabian Babbler of the great Rift Valley desert belts to a number of polyandrous species such as the Galapagos Hawk.5/5(1).

Among vertebrates, cooperative breeding is expressed most prominently in birds and mammals. The book explores the phenomenon in a wide variety of mammals, including rodents, primates, viverrids, and carnivores. Comparative studies of cooperative breeding provide important tests for the origin and maintenance of sociality in complex groups.

Buy Cooperative Breeding in Birds () (): Long-Term Studies of Ecology and Behaviour: NHBS - Edited By: PB Stacey and WD Koenig, Cambridge University PressPrice Range: £ - £ Book description. Cooperative breeding is an unusual kind of social behaviour, found in a few hundred species worldwide, in which individuals other than the parents help raise young.

Understanding the apparently altruistic behaviour of helpers has provided numerous challenges to evolutionary biologists. Cambridge Core - Animal Behaviour - Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds - edited by Walter D. Koenig. Cooperative breeding, also called communal breeding, occurs in about 3% of the world’s bird species.

This happens when more than two birds of the same species work together in rearing the young from one nest. Cambridge Core - Animal Behaviour - Cooperative Breeding in Vertebrates - edited by Walter D.

Koenig. The cooperative breeding systems of birds have been a fertile testing ground for ideas on the evolution of societies, resulting in some of the most intensive studies of natural populations in ecology (e.g.

Stacey & Koenig ).Cited by: Biography. Walter D. Koenig is Senior Scientist at the Lab of Ornithology and the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University. He has studied cooperative breeding in acorn woodpeckers for over forty years.

He is co-editor of Cooperative Breeding in Birds: Long-Term Studies of Ecology and Behavior (Cambridge, ) and Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds Price Range: £ - £ Interspecific brood parasitism has also been suggested to have acted as a driving force in the evolution of cooperative breeding in birds, but it is not clear whether it is a force promoting the.

Cooperative breeding is a social system characterized by alloparental care: offspring receive care not only from their parents, but also from additional group members, often called helpers. Cooperative breeding encompasses a wide variety of group structures, from a breeding pair with helpers that are offspring from a previous season, to groups with multiple breeding males and females.

This book highlights the theoretical, empirical and technical advances made since Stacey & Koenig's Cooperative Breeding in Birds. Special attention is paid to ways in which cooperative breeders have advanced understanding of such evolutionary issues as sexual selection, sex-ratio manipulation, life-history evolution, partitioning of Price Range: £ - £ Book Description Cooperative breeders are species in which more than two individuals participate in raising young at a single nest.

Although relatively rare, this behaviour entails dramatic forms of both cooperation and competition, and gives important insights into many areas including sexual selection and incest avoidance.4/5(1). Cooperative breeders are species in which more than two individuals participate in raising young at a single nest.

Although relatively rare, this behaviour Cooperative breeding in birds book dramatic forms of both cooperation and competition, and gives important insights into many areas including sexual selection and incest avoidance. This book will therefore be of particular interest to students and professionals.

Cooperative breeding, in which more than a pair of conspecifics cooperate to raise young at a single nest or brood, is widespread among vertebrates but highly variable in its geographic distribution. Particularly vexing has been identifying the ecological correlates of this phenomenon, which has been suggested to be favored in populations inhabiting both relatively stable, productive Cited by: 4.

[Book Review: Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds] Article in The Quarterly Review of Biology 81(4) December with 10 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Avian brood parasites target particular bird species to raise their offspring, sometimes at great cost to the foster family.

Feeney et al. [][1]; see the Perspective by [Spottiswoode][2]) analyzed the global distribution of brood parasitism and found a correlation with the occurrence of cooperative breeders across multiple taxa. For example, Australian fairy wrens breed both singly Cited by: - Cooperative Breeding in Birds: Long-Term Studies of Ecology and Behavior Edited by Peter B.

Stacey and Walter D. Koenig Frontmatter More information Cooperative Breeding in Birds: Long-Term Studies of Ecology and Behavior Edited by Peter B. Stacey and Walter D. Koenig Frontmatter More information.

Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson Cooperative breeders are species in which more than two individuals participate in raising young at a. Cooperative Breeding in Birds: Long Term Studies of Ecology and Behaviour: : Peter B.

Stacey, Walter D. Koenig: Libri in altre lingue5/5(1). Cooperative breedingcontinues to engender considerable interest among behavioral ecologists. However, the players and issues have changed dramatically since the publication of the first Cooperative Breeding in Birds volume (Stacey and Koenig a).

Back then, a series of long-term demographic studies were coming to fruition, opening the door for a synthetic volume that would "search for common themes and patterns" while illustrating "the great diversity that exists among cooperatively Price: $ "Cooperative" or "communal" breeding occurs when more than two birds of the same species provide care in rearing the young from one 3 percent (approximately species) of bird species worldwide are cooperative breeders.

There are two types of cooperative arrangements: those in which mature nonbreeders ("helpers-at-the-nest" or "auxiliaries") help protect and rear the young, but.

This book brings together long-term studies of cooperatively breeding birds, mammals, and fish. The chapters focus not only on describing the behavior and ecology of particular species but also on testing evolutionary hypotheses for the form and function of the diverse cooperative breeding lifestyles that have been discovered.4/5(1).

At first there was no cooperative breeding, but as all high-quality areas became occupied, young birds born on high-quality territories began to stay as helpers, rather than occupying breeding Cited by: Florida Scrub Jays are an excellent example of a cooperative-breeding species, in which adult birds often help raise offspring not their own.5/5(1).

Cooperative Breeding In Birds Essay Sample. Cooperative breeding is a social systems wherein certain group members put off their own reproduction, even as adults, and assist in caring for the young of a few breeding individuals.

Cooperative breeding in birds takes place when more than 2 individuals provide care at a single nest. First, we find that cooperative breeding in birds is not randomly distributed, but concentrate in certain families, thus supporting the idea that there may be a common basis to cooperative.

Editor’s note: The following in-depth treatment of the white herons and egrets of North America is excerpted from Better Birding: Tips, Tools & Concepts for the Field, by George Armistead and Brian Sullivan (Princeton University Press).

The new book is not a field guide—it’s an exploration of the fine points of identification that anyone can learn with some patient study of similar species.

Stacey and Koenig discuss the phenomenon of cooperative breeding among birds, an unusual kind of social behavior common to only a few hundred species worldwide, in which individuals other than the male-female pairs help to raise the young of a single nest or den. Because certain individuals Price: $   xviii, p.: 24 cm.

Cooperative breeding in birds: long-term studies of ecology and behaviorPages: Buy Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds by Janis L. Dickinson Edited by Walter D.

Koenig, Walter D. Koenig, Janis L. Dickinson (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(1). Birds and helpers at the nest. Cooperative breeding#Birds mentions helpers at the nest, but the latter link only appears in the refs.

I wonder whether a paper on helpers at the nest fits the article. The relation to helpers at the nest may have been not properly thought about. Ecology and Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds by Koenig, Walter D. [Editor]; Dickinson, Janis L. [Editor]; and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This book highlights the theoretical, empirical and technical advances that have taken place in the field of cooperative breeding research since the publication of the seminal work Cooperative Breeding in Birds: Long-term Studies of Behavior and Ecology (, HB.

cooperative breeding in birds therefore remain controversial (2, 4, 5). Previous studies have proposed that cooper-atively breeding species are more likely to be hosts of avian interspecific brood parasites than are noncooperative species (6, 7).

We investi-gated the correlation between avian brood para-sitism and cooperative breeding Cited by: Condition Notes: Very Good Paperback with previous owners blind stamp on title page.

Stacey and Koenig discuss the phenomenon of cooperative breeding among birds, an unusual kind of social behavior common to only a few hundred species worldwide, in which individuals other than the male-female pairs help to raise the young of a single nest or den.

1. Introduction. The evolution of cooperative breeding systems, where breeding females are assisted by non-breeding group members in protecting and feeding their offspring, poses important challenges for the theory of natural selection [1–4].Recent comparative studies of vertebrates using phylogenetic reconstruction have shown that the evolution of cooperative breeding systems has Cited by:   Such cooperative breeding is not very common in birds, but intriguingly over-represented in some avian families particularly in the Australasian and Afro-tropical realms [2–4].

Over-representation suggests that predisposing traits, similar ecological constraints or both act to facilitate the occurrence of cooperative breeding in these by: Florida Scrub Jays are an excellent example of a cooperative-breeding species, in which adult birds often help raise offspring not their own.

For more than a decade Glen E. Woolfenden and John W. Fitzpatrick studied a marked population of these birds in an attempt to establish a demographic base for understanding the phenomenon of “helping at the nest.”. Cooperative breeding is an unusual kind of social behaviour, found in only a few hundred species, in which individuals other than the parents help to rear the young.

This book includes details of many of the major empirical studies of cooperative breeding birds and explores the diversity of ideas and controversies which have developed in this.

Cooperative breeding is common enough for us to know that it is beneficial under certain situations. About 40% of the species in the crow family (including jays, magpies and nutcrackers) are cooperative breeders.

It’s estimated that across all bird species, only about 9% are cooperative breeders.Indeed, with all of the information included, it is a good reference source for general and population breeding of birds, quite aside from any questions concerning cooperative breeding.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in behavioral ecology, population biology, or even just the intricacies of the lives of birds.". The traditional explanation for cooperative breeding is that the opportunities for breeding independently are limited owing to peculiar features of the species' breeding ecology.

However, it has proved remarkably difficult to find any common ecological correlates of cooperative breeding in by: