The second part of volume 6 discusses sexual selection of ultraviolet and structural signals; melanins and carotenoids as feather colorants and signals; sexual selection and auditory signaling; odors and chemical signaling; sexual dimorphism; sexual selection, signal selection and the handicap principle; courtship and copulation; sexual conflict and its implications for fitness; intra- and extra-pair paternity; parental care (including cooperative breeding); brood parasitism in birds; applications of reproductive biology to bird conservation and population management; embryogenesis and development; molecular genetics of avian sex determination and gonadal development. Many new illustrations are provided throughout the volume.
Table of Contents
Sexual Selection of Ultraviolet and Structural Color Signals; Melanins and Carotenoids as Feather Colorants and Signals; Odors and Chemical Signaling; Sexual Dimorphism; Sexual Selection, Signal Selection and the Handicap Principle; Courtship and Copulation; Sexual Conflict an dits Implications for Fitness; Intra- and Extrapair Paternity; Evolution of Parental Care and Cooperative Breeding; Brood Parasitism in Birds; Applications of Reproductive Biology to Bird Conservation and Population Management; Embryogenesis and Development; Molecular Genetics of Avian Sex Determination and Gonadal Differentiation
Jamieson, Barrie G M