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Author Dobson, F. Stephen, author

Title Why penguins communicate : the evolution of visual and vocal signals / F. Stephen Dobson, Pierre Jouventin
Published Amsterdam : Academic Press, 2017
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Contents Front Cover; Why Penguins Communicate; Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 -- The Evolutionary Biology of Penguins; DISCOVERY AND EVOLUTION; WHAT IS A PENGUIN?; HOW MANY PENGUINS AND WHERE DO THEY LIVE?; PENGUINS AS DIVERS AND BREEDERS; PENGUINS AS SOCIAL ANIMALS; THREE BREEDING PATTERNS; SPECIAL PENGUINS; PENGUINS AS MEAT AND FUEL; 2 -- Description of Visual Signals; STUDY LOCALITIES; FRAGMENTARY ETHOLOGY; MODELS FOR VISUAL SIGNALS; AGONISTIC AND APPEASEMENT SIGNALS; Nonritualized Postures
EARLY EXPERIMENTS ON VOCAL SIGNATURESHOW TO FIND A PARTNER IN A NOISY CROWD; TESTING INDIVIDUALS; BURROWING PENGUINS; NESTING PENGUINS; CRESTED PENGUINS ARE SOPHISTICATED; NONNESTING PENGUINS; THE ECOLOGY OF VOCAL SIGNATURES; HOW TO MEASURE INFORMATION CONTENT; 6 -- The Evolution of Communication; EVOLUTION OF AGGRESSIVENESS AND SHYNESS; THE FUNCTION OF HEAD ORNAMENTS; ADAPTATIONS OF VOCAL SIGNALS; HOMOSEXUALITY, TRIOS, KIDNAPPINGS, ADOPTIONS, AND DIVORCES; ADAPTIVE ASPECTS OF VOCAL SIGNALS AND VISUAL DISPLAYS; COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VOCAL SIGNATURES; ISLAND SPECIATION AND TAXONOMY; DNA RESULTS
Genera Eudyptula, Megadyptes, and EudyptesGenus Spheniscus; Genus Pygoscelis; Genus Aptenodytes; Conclusions on Agonistic Behaviors; Appeasement Signals; COURTSHIP DISPLAYS; Genus Spheniscus; Genus Pygoscelis; Genus Eudyptes; Genus Megadyptes; Genus Eudyptula; Genus Aptenodytes; INTERPRETATION OF SEXUAL POSTURES; Genus Spheniscus; Genus Eudyptes; Genus Megadyptes; Genus Eudyptula; Genus Pygoscelis; Genus Aptenodytes; SIGNIFICANCE OF SEXUAL POSTURES; 3 -- Experiments on Visual Signals; WHY PENGUINS HAVE ORNAMENTS; NATURAL AND SEXUAL SELECTION; SEXUAL SELECTION IN PENGUINS
SCIENTIFIC AND ETHICAL QUESTIONSReferences; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Back Cover
THE ROLE OF ORNAMENTS IN MATINGCOLOR MEASUREMENT AND UV DISCOVERY; WHERE DO COLORS COME FROM?; PATCHES OF COLORED FEATHERS; BEAK SPOTS AND MUTUAL SEXUAL SELECTION; SIGNIFICANCE OF VISUAL SIGNALS; 4 -- Description of Vocal Signals; MODELS FOR ACOUSTIC SIGNATURES; SMALL NESTING PENGUINS; Pygoscelids Penguins (Genus Pygoscelis); Banded Penguins (Genus Spheniscus); Little Penguins (Genus Eudyptula); Crested Penguins (Genus Eudyptes); Yellow-Eyed Penguin (Genus Megadyptes); LARGE NONNESTING PENGUINS; Recording and Playback Procedures; 5 -- Experiments on Vocal Signals
Notes 1. Evolutionary Biology of Penguins 2. Description of Optical Signals 3. Experiments on Optical Signals 4. Description of Vocal Signals and First Experiments 5. Playback Experiments on Vocal Signals 6. The Evolution of Breeding Strategies 7. The Evolution of Signals for Communication
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-305) and index
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Subject Animal communication.
Penguins -- Behavior.
Form Electronic book
Author Jouventin, P. (Pierre), author
ISBN 0128111798 (ePub ebook)
9780128111796 (ePub ebook)
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