Ornithology

Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds. Several aspects of ornithology differ from related disciplines, due partly to the high visibility and the aesthetic appeal of birds. Most marked among these is the extent of studies undertaken by amateurs working within the parameters of strict scientific methodology. The science of ornithology has a long history and studies on birds have helped develop several key concepts in evolution, behavior and ecology such as the definition of species, the process of speciation, instinct, learning, ecological niches, guilds, island biogeography, phylogeography and conservation. While early ornithology was principally concerned with descriptions and distributions of species, ornithologists today seek answers to very specific questions, often using birds as models to test hypotheses or predictions based on theories. 

  • First flight
  • Energy balance and thermoregulation
  • Territorial and colonial behavior
  • Avian reproduction
  • Parental care

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August 27 September 1 2016

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BOU 2016 Annual Conference

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North American Ornithological Conference 2016

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2016 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference

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2016 Animal Care Conference

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CenCan Conference

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North American Ornithological Conference

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