Bird Behavior

Editor: David B. Miller

ISSN: 0156-1383


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Aims and Scope

Bird Behavior is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes high-quality, original research on descriptive and experimental analyses of species-typical avian behavior, including the areas of ethology, behavioral ecology, comparative psychology, and behavioral neuroscience. A major aim of the Journal is to improve communication among all researchers of bird behavior. For this purpose, the Editor strongly encourages submission of empirical papers and review or theoretical articles that bridge separate fields of behavior. The Journal will no longer publish unsolicited book reviews, computer programs, research proposals, or "minireviews."

The Journal encourages submission of multimedia materials that enhance submitted manuscripts (e.g., digitized bird vocalizations, photographs, and short video clips in QuickTimeTM format). The CD-ROM version of the Journal will also publish multimedia material submitted independently of submitted manuscripts. For example, such material may illustrate rare or unusual behavioral phenomena that might be of general interest to our readership. All multimedia submissions must be high-quality, original material compatible with Apple MacintoshTM computers. Publication of submitted multimedia material is based on editorial evaluation, and submitted material will not be returned to authors.

Manuscripts should be prepared in compliance with the format outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (4th Edition, 1994) except as otherwise noted in the instructions to contributors outlined below.


David B. Miller
Department of Psychology
University of Connecticut
Unit 1020
406 Babbidge Road,
Storrs, CT 06269-1020 USA
Phone: 860-486-3516
Fax: 860-486-2760
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Kenneth P. Able, State University of New York at Albany, NY, USA
Jeffrey A. Cynx, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Robert J. Dooling, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Gordon G. Gallup, Jr., State University of New York at Albany, NY, USA
John M. Marzluff, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Andrew Moiseff, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Catherine P. Ortega, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, USA
Irene M. Pepperberg, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Jeffrey Podos, University of Massachesetts, Amherst, MA USA
Margaret Rubega, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Kimberly A. Sullivan, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
David J. White, University of Pennsylvania, Phildelphia, PA, USA


Author Index

Becker, M., 1
Benjamini, Y., 43
Bentzen, P., 65

Chilton, G., 53

Delius, J. D., 33

Farabaugh, S. M., 77

Grant, N. D., 21

Ha, J. C., 65
Ha, R. R., 65
Harvey, N. C., 77
Hörster, W., 33

Katzir, G., 43

Labinger, Z., 43

Marsh, J., 65
McCaffree, K., 77

Oring, L. W., 1

Regosin, J. V., 11
Rubega, M. A., 1

Sealy, S. G., 21

Woodward, C. D., 77

Xia, L., 33

Subject Index

Alarm calling, 11
American avocet, 1
Apomorphine, 33
Association, 65

Behavioral development, 1
Brood parasitism, 21
Brown-headed cowbird, 21

California condor, 77
Captive breeding, 77
Cooperative breeding, 11
Coupling, 33
Cultural evolution, 53

Feeding, 1, 33

Host quality, 21

Incubation, 77

Parental care, 77
Pecking, 33
Pied kingfisher, 43
Pigeons, 33
Piscivoury, 43
Plunge diving, 43
Predator discrimination, 11
Prey choice, 43
Producter, 65

Red-winged blackbird, 21
Referent, 11
Relatedness, 65
Respiration, 33
Rhythms, 33

Scrounger, 65
Scythe, 1

White-crowned sparrows, 53

Zonotrichia leucophyrs oriantha, 53



Author Index

Baker, M. C., 3
Burger, J., 75, 81

Gochfeld, M., 81

Palestis, B. G., 75
Peer, B. D., 71
Pepperberg, I. M., 51

Sealy, S. G., 71

Subject Index

Avian cognition, 51
Avian communication, 51
Avian intelligence, 51

Behavior, 3
Behavioral development, 75
Birds, 3
Brood parasitism, 71

Communication, 3

Dialects, 3

Egg recognition, 71
Egg rejection, 71
Evolution, 3
Evolution of avian intelligence, 51

Foraging, 81

Great-tailed grackle, 71
Grus canadensis, 81

History, 3
Human disturbance, 81

Kin recognition, 75

Laridae, 75
Learning, 3

Migration, 81

Nestmate recognition, 75
Neuroethology, 3

Quiscalus mexicanus, 71

Sandhill crane, 81
Song, 3
Stopover, 81
Syrinx, 3


VOLUME 13, 1999-2000

Author Index

Abbey, E., 93
Adkisson, C. S., 85

Baker, M. C., 9
Burger, J., 23, 99

Callo, P. A., 85
Casperson, L. W., 31
Cruz, A., 1

Gochfeld, M., 23, 99
Grieef, P. M., 69

Hébert, P. N., 15
Hicinbothom, G. M., 47

Joyner, K. C., 79
Justice, M. J., 79
Justice, T. C., 79

Logan, C., 93

Merritt, P. G., 93
Miller, D. B., 47
Miyasato, L. E., 9

Ortega, C. P., 1

Peer, B. D., 63
Pooth, A., 93
Prather, J. W., 1

Sealy, S. G., 63, 69

Thompson, N. S., 93

Wapner, J., 93

Subject Index

Acoustic features, 47
Albatross, 23
Approach distance, 23

Bird color, 79
Blue jay, 85
Bobbing, 31
Bronzed cowbirds, 63
Brood parasitism, 1, 63, 69
Brown-headed cowbirds, 1, 63, 69

Caching, 85
Chickadees, 9
Clay-colored sparrow, 69
Communication, 79, 93
Context, 47
Countershading, 79
Cyanocitta cristata, 85

Egg rejection, 63

Florida, 99

Gargle calls, 9
Geographic variation, 9

Habituation, 23
Hatch spreads, 15
Head movement, 31
Host activity, 69
Host selection, 69
Human disturbance, 23

Invasive species, 99

Mallard ducklings, 47
Mimidae, 93
Mockingbird, 93
Monk parakeet, 99
Mountain bluebird, 15
Myiopsitta monachus, 99

Nest defense, 1
Nest site selection, 99

Orientation, 79

Playbacks, 9

Recovery behavior, 85
Red-winged blackbird, 1

Scissor-tailed flycatchers, 63
Sialia currocoides, 15
Song structure, 93
Song variation, 93

Total nest failure, 15

Underwater feeding, 31

Vision, 31
Vocalizations, 9, 47

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