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Antarctic Bird Studies

Antarctic Bird Studies

Oliver L. Austin Jr. (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66914-3

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

262 pages

Select type: O-Book


Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 12.

The birds of Antarctica, and particularly the penguins, have aroused man's interest and his scientific curiosity ever since he first learned of their existence less than two centuries ago. Yet scientific study of them has until recently been only a minor objective of the various expeditions that have visited this most recently discovered and still the least known and least accessible of the continents. The antarctic explorers of the 19th century regarded the birds essentially as a potential source of easily gathered food for men and sled-dogs—and they so used them well into the 20th century. What few bird data and specimens they brought back they acquired largely fortuitously.
The Antarctic Research Series
Morton J. Rubin v

Oliver L. Austin, Jr vii

Biology of the Great Albatrosses, Diomedeae xulans and Diomedeae pomophora
W. L. N. Tickell 1

The Avifauna of Haswell Island, Antarctica
Madison E. Pryor 57

Territorial and Social Behavior in the Adelie Penguin
Richard L. Penney 83

Circadian Rhythms of Activity in the Adelie Penguin, (Pygoscelisa deliae) during the Austral Summer
Dietland Miiller-Schwarze 133

Biochemistry of the Adelie Penguin' Studies on Egg and Blood Serum Proteins
Robert E. Feeney, Richard G. Allison, David T. Osuga, John C. Bigler, and Herman T. Miller 151

Salt and Water Metabolism of the Adelie Penguin
Donald S. Douglas 167

Food Preferenceosf the Adelie Penguin at Cape Crozier, Ross Island
William B. Emison 191

The USARP Bird Banding Program, 1958-1965
W. J. L. Sladen,R . C. Wood, and E. P. Monaghan 213