Papers in the Biological Sciences

 

Date of this Version

January 1983

Comments

From Cranes of the World by Paul A. Johnsgard (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1983; electronic edition: Lincoln, NE, 2008). Copyright © 1983 Paul A. Johnsgard.

Abstract

I. COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY OF CRANES
1. Classification and Evolution / 3
2. Individualistic and Social Behavior / 11
3. Vocalizations / 25
4. Ecology and Population Dynamics / 35
5. Comparative Reproductive Biology / 44
6. Aviculture and Hybridization / 51
7. Endangered Species and Conservation / 60
8. Cranes in Myth and Legend / 70

II. NATURAL HISTORIES OF INDIVIDUAL CRANE SPECIES
1. Crowned Cranes / 77
2. Blue Crane / 87
3. Demoiselle Crane / 95
4. Wattled Crane / 121
5. Siberian Crane / 131
6. Australian Crane / 141
7. Sarus Crane / 151
8. White-naped Crane / 161
9. Sandhill Crane / 171
10. Whooping Crane / 185
11. Japanese Crane / 197
12. Hooded Crane / 207
13. Black-necked Crane / 217
14. Eurasian Crane / 227
Origins of Scientific and Vernacular Names of Cranes / 239
Key to the Species and Subspecies of Cranes of the World / 241
References / 245
Index / 257



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