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Form and function in birds

Form and function in birds

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Published by Academic .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Birds -- Physiology.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by A.S. King, J. McLelland. Vol.4.
    ContributionsKing, A. S., McLelland, J. 1937-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL698
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii,591p.
    Number of Pages591
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22418848M
    ISBN 100124075045

    Bird, (class Aves), any of the more t living species unique in having feathers, the major characteristic that distinguishes them from all other animals.A more-elaborate definition would note that they are warm-blooded vertebrates more related to reptiles than to mammals and that they have a four-chambered heart (as do mammals), forelimbs modified into wings (a trait shared with bats.   Birds are a class of vertebrates with more t different species. Of the various features that are common to all birds, perhaps the most characteristic is their beak. All birds have one, but it has evolved differently in each species has evolved to improve its functions Author: Yago Partal.

    Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson CB FRS FRSE (2 May – 21 June ) was a Scottish biologist, mathematician and classics was a pioneer of mathematical biology, travelled on expeditions to the Bering Strait and held the position of Professor of Natural History at University College, Dundee for 32 years, then at St Andrews for 31 years. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society Born: 2 May , Edinburgh. Books to Borrow. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Open Library. Books by Language Additional Collections. Featured Full text of "The bird, its form and function".

    Feathers serve many functions in birds but most notable is the critical role feathers play in enabling birds to fly. Unlike feathers, flight is not a characteristic restricted to birds—bats fly with great agility and insects fluttered through the air several million years before birds joined : Laura Klappenbach.   Johnny Waldman. Using a small scalpel as his primary tool, artist Chris Maynard (previously) carves artwork out of feathers giving them new life on a canvas. “Each feather, though dead and discarded, keeps something of the bird’s essence,” Maynard tells us. Indeed, the colorful and sometimes humorous creations highlight.


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Learn moreAuthor: William Beebe. Form and Function in Birds This four-volume set provides a definitive account of avian morphology, surveying the principal anatomical features and showing how they work.

Evolutionary factors influencing avian morphology have been included where they help to clarify avian form. Form and function in birds. Summary: This work forms a reference to avian anatomy, with a focus on the ways in which structure relates to biology and function.

An international team of expert authors each focus on particular organs or organ systems to produce descriptions of all aspects of the anatomy and physiology of birds.

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Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by : C. Gardell. Bird - Bird - Form and function: The structures associated with flight, even if they are vestigial or specialized for terrestrial or aquatic locomotion, easily distinguish birds from other animals.

Whereas various skeletal and internal features are diagnostic of birds, feathers are unique to and present on all birds. Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution (6th Edition). This big, expensive textbook is an excellent resource. It is the main source I used in making these pages.

Birkhead, Tim, Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird. This book is about the senses of birds, not their skeletons. However, it provides a fascinating look at how.

Organism descriptor(s): birds birds Subject Category: Organism Names see more details, fowls fowls Subject Category: Organism Names see more details. Descriptor(s): anatomy anatomy Subject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries see more details, animal anatomy animal anatomy Subject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries.

Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by by: 7. This book - a visual guide to the structure and anatomy of birds - is one of the most heavily illustrated ornithology references ever written.

A concise atlas of anatomy, it contains more than specially prepared accurate and clear drawings that include material never illustrated by: Biology notes & biological drawings on Birds: structure & function.

Adaptation to flight, skeleton and muscles, feathers, reproduction, beaks and feet. By D G Mackean. A few excellent books relating directly or indirectly to ornithology: p.

The bird, its form and function Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. EMBED EMBED (for Birds -- Anatomy, Birds -- Physiology Publisher New York, H. Holt and company Collection. The bird, its form and function by Beebe, William, Publication date Topics Birds -- Anatomy, Birds -- Physiology Evidence reported by Internet Archive biblio tool for item birditsformfunct00beebuoft on Ma visible notice of copyright; stated date is This book is available with additional data at Pages:   A guide to bird watching: Form and function: the external bird: What's inside: anatomy and physiology: Birds on the move: flight and migration: Evolution of birds and avian flight: Understanding bird behavior: Vocal behavior: Nests, eggs, and young: breeding biology of birds: Individuals, populations, and communities: the ecology of birds: Bird.

The bird, its form and function /5 The bird, its form and function /5 Tropical wild life in British Guiana; zoological contributions from the Tropical Research Station of the New York Zoological Society v.

1 /5 The bird; its form and function /5 The bird, 4/5(2). The retinas of most bird species also contain multiple spectral classes of cones, and spectral sensitivity maxima in the approximate region of red, green, and blue are common, 55, 56 In addition, a fourth spectral class in the ultraviolet or near ultraviolet range is quite common, 57 Thus, many bird species are tetrachromats.

The situation in the avian retina is made even more complex by Cited by: Accurate and complete information about wild birds from a professional ornithologist.

The Ornithologist at has written ten books, among them: Amazing Birds, Birds of New England, Bird Finder, Pacific Coast Bird Finder, Latin for Bird Lovers, Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs, and Birds: Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists. Artist Chris Maynard’s book, "Feathers, Form, and Function," offers a unique artistic perspective on and insight into the evolution, function and symbolism of feathers.

Through both thoughtful commentary and evocative images of his celebrated feather artwork, Maynard explores how humans have found meaning in feathers for many millennia.5/5(4).In birds, two key functions of visual fields are recognized: the detection of predators and conspecifics at distance (Fern andez-Juricic et al.

and the accurate control of bill (or feet) for.Bird - Bird - Skeleton: The avian skeleton is notable for its strength and lightness, achieved by fusion of elements and by pneumatization (i.e., presence of air cavities).

The skull represents an advance over that of reptiles in the relatively larger cranium with fusion of elements, made possible by the fact that birds have a fixed adult size.