Download e-book for kindle: Avian Biology: Volume II: 002 by Donald S. Farner,James R. King

By Donald S. Farner,James R. King

ISBN-10: 148323861X

ISBN-13: 9781483238616

Avian Biology, quantity II is a suite of papers that offers with the biology of birds reminiscent of their integumentary and respiration platforms. One paper describes the integument of birds that comes with the outside, feathers, pterylosis, pores and skin muscular tissues, and different integumentary derivatives equivalent to beaks, comb, claws, and spurs. The ebook explains the method of molting and different generations of feathers; such molting relies at the put on and tear of the plumage, in addition to hormonal adjustments. One writer compares the blood vascular approach of birds and mammals, after which provides an in depth description of avian hematology. different papers care for the breathing services, digestive process, and the dietary wishes of birds. Of curiosity is one author's description of the creation of nutritive fluids, holocrine, that's secreted for the younger. This secreted fluid comprises approximately 23 percentage protein, 10 percentage fats, and no sugar. in contrast to mammalian milk, it additionally includes cells. one other paper examines the middleman metabolism of birds and the climatic results on metabolism. This booklet is acceptable for chook fans, zoologists, and avian biologists.

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