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Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Ken A. Otter (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Chickadees and titmice are among the most popular birds in North America, due in large part to their readiness to use bird feeders, to nest in urban gardens, and even to be trained to take food from ... More


Social dominance and fitness in black-capped chickadees

Laurene Ratcliffe, Daniel J. Mennill, and Kristin A. Schubert

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter examines the naturally- and sexually-selected consequences of social rank in a population of black-capped chickadees studied for over a decade in eastern Ontario, Canada. The discussion ... More


Chickadee vocal production and perception: An integrative approach to understanding acoustic communication

Christopher B. Sturdy, Laurie L. Bloomfield, Isabelle Charrier, and Tiffany T.-Y. Lee

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The three key elements in the scientific study of animal communication are the sender, the receiver, and the interaction between the two. Senders produce a signal that is perceived by the receiver ... More


The gargle call of black-capped chickadees: ontogeny, acoustic structure, population patterns, function, and processes leading to sharing of call characteristics

Myron C. Baker and David E. Gammon

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter summarizes investigations of a common vocalization in the repertoire of the black-capped chickadee. This vocalization, known as the gargle call, has an ontogeny that is dependent upon ... More


How postdispersal social environment may influence acoustic variation in birdsong

David E. Gammon

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter assesses the potential for postdispersal environments to influence song structure in the fee-bee of black-capped chickadees. This call is remarkably stereotyped throughout much of the ... More


“Information” and the chick-a-dee call: Communicating with a complex vocal system

Jeffrey R. Lucas and Todd M. Freeberg

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter addresses the potential for information encoding in the chick-a-dee complex in Carolina and other species, and the potential of this call to convey complex and multifaceted information ... More


Status signaling and communication networks in chickadees: Complex communication with a simple song

Daniel J. Mennill and Ken A. Otter

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Black-capped chickadees produce a large variety of calls, including the versatile gargle call and the namesake chick-a-dee call. In contrast to these complex calls, the song of black-capped ... More


Edge, patch, and landscape effects on Parid distribution and movements

André Desrochers and Marc Bélisle

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The fact that birds, despite their great vagility, are often absent from small or isolated patches of habitat has puzzled ecologists for decades. Landscape ecologists interested in birds generally ... More


Winter adaptations in chickadees and titmice and the added effect of habitat fragmentation

Jennifer R. Olson and Thomas C. Grubb

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Many North American parids have ranges that expose them to temperate winter seasons. Chickadees and titmice possess several physiological and behavioural adaptations that allow them to manage the ... More


Habitat quality and reproductive behavior in chickadees and tits: Potential for habitat matrix use in forest generalists

Ken A. Otter, Harry van Oort, and Kevin T. Fort

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Habitat destruction and fragmentation poses one of the most serious threats to biodiversity in conservation biology. What distinguishes habitat fragments is that the intervening gaps are often ... More


What drives differences between North American and Eurasian tit studies?

André A. Dhondt

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

In comparing studies of Parid ecology, evolution, and behaviour that have been carried out in Eurasia and North America it becomes clear that there seem to be two essential impeding factors: ... More


Introduction to the North American Paridae

Susan M. Smith

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This introduction presents an overview of the North American Paridae, and details the general lack of agreement as to whether the distinct lineages among these birds worldwide should be considered as ... More


Neurobiology of spatial behavior

David F. Sherry and Jennifer S. Hoshooley

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter investigates the structural aspects of the avian brain, and how this can influence spatial memory. Using cross-species comparisons within the Paridae and comparing Parids to other ... More


The relationship between environment, corticosterone, food caching, spatial memory, and the hippocampus in chickadees

Vladimir V. Pravosudov

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter reviews studies dealing with the relationship between environment, food caching, spatial memory, corticosterone, and the hippocampus in North American chickadees while providing ... More


Photoperiodism and the annual cycle of black-capped chickadees

Leslie S. Phillmore and Scott A. MacDougall-Shackleton

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter assesses the influence of photoperiod as a mechanism for regulating annual cycles. In particular, the interactive influence of changing light levels on regulating the annual hormone ... More


Fine-scale variation in the timing of reproduction in titmice and chickadees

Scott M. Ramsay and Ken A. Otter

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter discusses the fine-scale regulation of the timing of clutch initiation and fertility in Parids. This topic, which is the subject of long-term research studies on Eurasian tits and, ... More


Phylogeography of chestnut-backed chickadees in western North America

Theresa M. Burg

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter assesses the biogeography of chestnut-backed chickadees using microsatellite analysis, providing alternative scenarios for the glacial refugia and dispersal patterns that could explain ... More


Behavioral aspects of chickadee hybridization

Robert L. Curry, Lindsay M. Rossano, and Matthew W. Reudink

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter summarizes information from studies on the hybrid zone between black-capped and Carolina chickadees in southeastern Pennsylvania. The focus is on patterns of vocal variation in relation ... More


Life in the small-bodied cavity-nester guild: Demography of sympatric mountain and black-capped chickadees within nest web communities under changing habitat conditions

Kathy Martin and Andrea R. Norris

in Ecology and Behavior of Chickadees and Titmice: an integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198569992
eISBN:
9780191717802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569992.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter discusses the role and ecology of two chickadee species as members of the small-bodied cavity-nester guild and their general relationships in the nest web community. The ecological and ... More


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