Bird Display and Behaviour

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Science the beginning of this century, the study of birds in the field has become increasingly popular, not only among amateurs but also among professional biologists. Though it started with detecting and distinguishing the different species, students gradually became more interested in the way of life of birds ; they began to watch their behaviour, encouraged by the pioneer work of Howard, Selous, Heinroth and others. Attention was especially directed towards the often conspicuous preliminaries of pairing. Now, half a century later, a huge amount of data on bird behaviour is piled up in literature. In his book "Bird Display and Behaviour", which is a second edition, Mr. E. A. Armstrong has made an attempt, in many ways successful, to bring together the extensive literature dealing with bird display, and he provides a bibliography of nearly forty pages.

Bird Display and Behaviour

An Introduction to the Study of Bird Psychology. By Edward A. Armstrong . Revised and enlarged edition of "Bird Display". Pp. 431+33 plates. (London : Lindsay Drummond, Ltd., 1947.) 21s. net.

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BAERENDS, G. Bird Display and Behaviour. Nature 163, 782–783 (1949) doi:10.1038/163782a0

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