Adaptations of Desert Organisms

Avian Desert Predators

Authors: Cook, William E.

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Birds are not particularly well suited to desert life. Unlike mammals, they are generally active during the day and do not usually go underground to escape the intense desert heat. Among the few types of birds that have successfully invaded the desert ecosystem are the predators. Many species of hawks, owls, roadrunners, vultures, and shrikes survive very well in deserts. What attributes make this group especially suited to desert life? How have they augmented their abilities to cope with the harsh constraints imposed by the desert habitat? These are among the issues explored in this new volume, which brings together much of the current research on adaptations of avian desert predators.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Avian Desert Predators
Authors
Series Title
Adaptations of Desert Organisms
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60353-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60353-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64367-5
Series ISSN
1430-9432
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 128
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