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Evolution and Characteristics of the Atlantic Alcidae
Bédard, J. (1985) In: Nettleship, D.N. & Birkhead, T.R. eds. (1985) pp.1-51
Table of contents

  • I. Introduction
  • II. Characteristcs
    • A. Overall morphology
    • B. Plumage
    • C. Osteological and Myological Characteristics
    • D. Ethnological Characteristics
  • III. Origin and Evolutionary History
  • IV. Adaptive Radiation
  • V. Classification
  • VI. Geographic Variation
    • A. Razorbill (Alca Torda)
    • B. Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis)
    • C. Dovekie (Alle alle)
    • D. Common Murre (Uria aalge)
    • E. Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia)
    • F. Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)
    • G. Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
    • H. General Discussion of Variation
  • VII. Moult
    • A. Plumage Succession
    • B. Timing of Moult
    • C. Moult and Breeding
    • D. Moult and Migration
    • E. Discussion


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