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Title Flamingos : behavior, biology, and relationship with humans / Matthew J. Anderson, editor.
Imprint New York : Nova Publishers, [2017]

Series Birds: evolution, behavior and ecology.
Birds - evolution, behavior and ecology.
Subject Flamingos.
Flamingos -- Evolution.
Flamingos -- Ecology.
Flamingos -- Behavior.
Natural history.
Alt Name Anderson, Matthew J.,
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Flamingo Studies: A General Introduction / Frank Cézilly -- The Evolution of Flamingos / Christopher R. Torres and Marcel van Tuinen -- Diet and Foraging Behavior / Guy Beauchamp -- Flamingo Coloration and Its Significance / Juan A. Amat and Miguel A. Rendön -- Flight, Navigation, Dispersal, and Migratory Behavior / Arnaud Béchet Flamingo Resting Behavior: A General Description and Sampling of Findings / Matthew J. Anderson -- Flamingo Social Behavior and Flock Dynamics / Paul E. Rose -- Reproductive Biology and Parenting Behavior / Adelheid Studer-Thiersch -- Man's Impact on Flamingos / Tania A. Anderson and Mark D. Anderson -- Flamingos and Ecotourism / Felicity Arengo and Eduardo Galicia -- Flamingos in Captivity: Pretty in Pink, Popular and Puzzling / Catherine King -- Flamingos and Gender Ideology in Advertising / Leslie Irvine and Arnold Arluke -- Flamingos and Other Tropical Themes in Clothing and Accessories / Lisa Valendza -- Happy Captives and Monstrous Hybrids: The Flamingo in Children's Stories / Donna Varga and Victoria Dempsey -- Flamingos in Folklore, Mythology, Religion and Art / Vivien Johnson.
Summary The world's six flamingo species are among the most beautiful and iconic animals on Earth. Indeed, the much beloved flamingo is a popular attraction at zoos around the globe, and has become a cultural phenomenon as well, being displayed proudly on the lawns of many suburban homes as well as being featured prominently in works of literature and art. While their physical characteristics have likely led to their iconic status, when one takes a moment to look beyond their long neck and legs and beautiful plumage, they will soon discover that the flamingo's behavioral patterns are equally as impressive and as fascinating as their appearance. Indeed, whether it be their highly gregarious and colonial nature, filter-feeding habits, ritualized group displays, the crèches of flamingo chicks, the construction of mud nests, or the answer to the age-old question, 'Why do flamingos stand on one leg?' , flamingo behavior/biology is thoroughly interesting, and at times peculiar. Moreover, our unique relationship with and fascination for the charismatic flamingos are an interesting phenomena in their own rights. This edited volume is devoted to flamingo behavior, biology and their relationships with humans. By thoroughly exploring and considering each of these topics together in one volume, this work is designed to encourage in the reader a greater understanding of and appreciation for these fascinating and iconic birds.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
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ISBN 9781536102543 (ebook)
9781536102369 (paperback)
OCLC # 962751070
Additional Format Print version: Flamingos New York : Nova Publishers, [2017] 9781536102369 (pbk) (DLC) 2017303070

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