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Invasive birds: global trends and impacts.

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This 381-paged book covers the biology, ecology, impact and management of 34 common alien invasive species, with reviews on the history and context of avian introductions and invasions in five major regions (Oceania, Africa, Europe (including the Middle East, Asia and South America)), as well as management challenges and the potential of citizen science for monitoring alien birds. The book pitches at the introductory level and is ideal for readers to gain a quick and comprehensive view of the current status of global avian invasions. It has brought the records and research of avian invasion one step ahead of other alien invasive animal taxa. Many chapters contain distribution maps and data tables on the diet and morphology of the species, providing a good reference for the species and its management issues. Each chapter also contains a rich list of references that could help readers dive further into the topic.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Hart, L. A. Downs, C. T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758). Author(s): Craig, A. J. F. K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis Linnaeus, 1766). Author(s): Hart, L. A. Rogers, A. M. Rensburg, B. J. van
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 33) Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus Wagler, 1827). Author(s): Hart, L. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 40) Red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer Linnaeus, 1766). Author(s): Thibault, M. Potter, M. A. Vidal, E. Brescia, F. M. Brooks, D. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 53) Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus Linnaeus, 1758). Author(s): Hart, L. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 60) Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus Linnaeus, 1766). Author(s): Mathys, B. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 63) Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea Scopoli, 1786). Author(s): Hart, L. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 69) Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri Scopoli, 1769). Author(s): Strubbe, D. Matthysen, E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 76) Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus Boddaert, 1783). Author(s): Avery, M. L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 85) House Sparrow (Passer domesticus Linnaeus, 1758). Author(s): Hanson, H. E. Zolik, J. E. Martin, L. B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 97) Shiny cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis Gmelin, 1788). Author(s): Mermoz, M. E. Cruz, A. Chace, J. F. Reboreda, J. C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 105) Brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater Boddaert, 1783). Author(s): Wilson, A. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 109) Rock Dove (Columba livia Gmelin, 1789). Author(s): Shivambu, N. Shivambu, C. T. Downs, C. T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 118) Eurasian collared-dove (Streptopelia decaocto Frivaldszky, 1838). Author(s): Eraud, C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 132) Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar Gray, 1830). Author(s): Shivambu, N. Shivambu, C. T. Downs, C. T.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 138) Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis Linnaeus, 1758). Author(s): Cele, J. Downs, C. T.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 144) Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus Linnaeus, 1758), Grey Junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii Temmink, 1813) and Green Junglefowl (Gallus varius Shaw, 1798). Author(s): Singh, P. Smith, D. A. E. Downs, C. T.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 149) House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus Müller, 1776). Author(s): Britton, S. E. Badyaev, A. V.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 155) Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild Linnaeus, 1758). Author(s): Ribeiro, J. Sillero, N. Lopes, R. J. Sullivan, M. J. P. Santana, J. Capinha, C. Reino, L.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 159) Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata Linnaeus 1758). Author(s): Gleditsch, J. M. Brooks, D. M.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 163) Northern Red Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus Isert 1789). Author(s): Gleditsch, J. M. Ohman, K. G. Marcheli, C. I. Conn, A. R. Dunham, A. E. Brooks, D. M.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 170) Warbling White-eye (Zosterops japonicus Temminck & Schlegel 1845). Author(s): Burnett, M. J. Downs, C. T.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 175) House Crow (Corvus splendens Vieillot, 1817). Author(s): Shivambu, C. T. Shivambu, N. Downs, C. T.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 183) Australian Magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen Latham, 1802). Author(s): Morgan, D. K. J. Innes, J. G. Waas, J. R.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 194) Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos Linnaeus, 1758). Author(s): Guillemain, M. Söderquist, P. Champagnon, J. Elmberg, J.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 200) Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis Gmelin, 1789). Author(s): Gutiérrez-Expósito, C. Pernollet, C. A. Adriaens, T. Henderson, I.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 206) Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca Linnaeus, 1766). Author(s): Huysentruyt, F. Callaghan, C. T. Strubbe, D. Winston, K. Adriaens, T. Brooks, D. M.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 213) Greylag Goose (Anser anser Linnaeus, 1758). Author(s): Hart, L. A. Downs, C. T.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 223) Canada Goose (Branta canadensis Linnaeus, 1758). Author(s): Adriaens, T. Close, A. Robertson, P. A. Maillard, J. F. Guillemain, M. Pernollet, C. A. Huysentruyt, F.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 232) Mute Swan (Cygnus olor Gmelin, 1789). Author(s): Gayet, G. Guillemain, M. Rees, E. C. Wood, K. A. Eichholz, M. W.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 243) Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus Latham, 1801). Author(s): Pranty, B. Callaghan, C. T.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 248) African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus Latham, 1790). Author(s): Maillard, J. F. Gutiérrez-Expósito, C. Yésou, P.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 252) Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus Gmelin, 1788). Author(s): Cibois, A. Thibault, J. C. Jean-Yves, M.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 255) Swamp Harrier (Circus approximans Peale, 1848). Author(s): Cibois, A. Thibault, J. C. Meyer, J. Y.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 258) Continental analysis of invasive birds: Australia and New Zealand. Author(s): Smith, D. A. E. Smith, Y. C. E. Downs, C. T.
Chapter: 37 (Page no: 265) Continental analysis of invasive birds: Africa. Author(s): Hart, L. A. Downs, C. T.
Chapter: 38 (Page no: 279) Continental analysis of invasive birds: North America. Author(s): Burnett, J. L. Allen, C. R.
Chapter: 39 (Page no: 296) Continental analysis of invasive birds: South America. Author(s): Speziale, K. L.
Chapter: 40 (Page no: 304) Continental analysis of invasive birds: Europe and the Middle East. Author(s): Smith, Y. C. E. Smith, D. A. E.
Chapter: 41 (Page no: 315) Continental analysis of invasive birds: Asia. Author(s): Corlett, R. T. Leven, M. R. Yong DingLi Eaton, J. A. Round, P. D.
Chapter: 42 (Page no: 341) Competition and invasive species impacts on native communities. Author(s): Rogers, A. M. Kark, S.
Chapter: 43 (Page no: 350) Control or eradication: problems in the management of invasive birds. Author(s): Avery, M. L. Feare, C. J.
Chapter: 44 (Page no: 363) Using citizen science to study exotic and invasive birds. Author(s): Callaghan, C. T. Brooks, D. M.
Chapter: 45 (Page no: 369) Conclusions. Author(s): Hart, L. A. Downs, C. T.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre for Functional Biodiversity, School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and Centre for Invasion Biology, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789242065
  • Record Number
  • 20203560779