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Handbook of Waterfowl Behavior
Handbook of Waterfowl Behavior, by Paul Johnsgard
  • Paul A. Johnsgard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date of this Version
Electronic edition copyright © 2008 Paul A. Johnsgard. First published 1965 by Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press.
The present study was undertaken to test and evaluate the various taxonomic arrangements of the family, to discover some of the trends of behavioral evolution, and to provide a basis for future workers to use in naming, describing, and evaluating the behavioral patterns observed in waterfowl. The major sexual behavior patterns of the species of Anatidae are reviewed and summarized, for the purpose of clarifying evolutionary relationships in the family, tracing the evolution of behavior patterns through various taxa, and evaluating the importance of certain behavior patterns as potential isolating mechanisms. Species treated include: Magpie Goose, Fulvous and Cuban Whistling Ducks, Whistling Ducks, Mute Swan, Black Swan, Black-necked Swan, Whooper Swan, Trumpeter Swan, Whistling Swan, Bewick's Swan, Coscoroba Swan, Swan Goose, Typical Gray Geese, Bar-headed Goose, Aberrant Gray Geese, Hawaiian Goose, Canada Goose, Barnacle Goose, Brant, Red-breasted Goose, Cape Barren Goose, Blue-winged Goose, Andean Goose, Magellan Goose, Ashy-headed Goose, Ruddy-headed Goose, Orinoco Goose, Egyptian Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Cape Shelduck, New Zealand Shelduck, Australian Shelduck, Common Shelduck, Radjah Shelduck, Flightless Steamer Ducks, Spur-winged Goose, White-winged Wood Duck, Comb Duck, Hartlaub's Duck, Ringed Teal, Wood Duck, Mandarin Duck, Australian Wood Duck, Brazilian Teal, Blue Duck, Salvadori's Duck, African Black Duck, European Wigeon, Child Wigeon, Falcated Duck, Gadwall, Baikal Teal, Common Teal, Sharp-winged Teal, Cape Teal, Gray Teal, Chestnut Teal, Mallard, Florida Duck, Hawaiian Duck, Laysan Duck, African Yellow-bill, New Zealand Gray Duck, Bronze-winged Duck, Crested Duck, Common Pintail, Kerguelen Pintail, Yellow-billed Pintail, Bahama Pintail, Red-billed Pintail, Silver Teal, Silver Teal, Hottentot Teal, Garganey, Cinnamon Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Red Shoveler, Cape Shoveler, Common Shoveler, Marbled Teal, Red-crested Pochard, Southern Pochard, Rosy-bill, Canvasback, European Pochard, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Australian White-eye, Baer's Pochard, Common White-eye, Common White-eye, New Zealand Scaup, Tufted Duck, Greater Scaup, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, European Eider, King Eider, Spectacled Eider, Steller's Eider, Long-tailed Duck, European Black Scoter, Bufflehead, Barrow's Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Smew, Red-breasted Merganser, Goosander, Black-headed Duck, North American Ruddy Duck, Argentine Ruddy Duck, White-backed Duck Contents: INTRODUCTION Background and Objectives of This Study Value and Limitations of Behavior as a Taxonomic Tool Biological Characteristics of the Family Anatidae THE SUBFAMILY ANSERANATINAE Tribe Anseranatini (Magpie Goose) THE SUBFAMILY ANSERINAE Tribe Dendrocygnini (Whistling Ducks) Tribe Anserini (Swans and True Geese) Tribe Stictonettini (Freckled Duck) THE SUBFAMILY ANATINAE Tribe Tadornini (Sheldgeese and Shelducks) Tribe Tachyerini (Steamer Ducks) Tribe Cairinini (Perching Ducks) Tribe Anatini (Surface-feeding Ducks) Tribe Aythyini (Pochards) Tribe Mergini (Sea Ducks) Tribe Oxyurini (Stiff-tailed Ducks) SUMMARY APPENDIX: Synopsis of the Family Anatidae WORKS CITED GENERAL INDEX INDEX OF SCIENTIFIC NAMES 403 pages; 20 b/w photographs; hundreds of drawings PDF files size = 16 Mbytes
Citation Information
Paul A. Johnsgard. "Handbook of Waterfowl Behavior" (1965)
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