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Contents: Avian Biology Research Volume 6 Issue 2 2013

Posted on 13. May, 2013.

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Avian Biology Research provides a forum for people working in every field of ornithology, including avian health, genetic effects and threats to avian species in their natural habitats.

83The evolutionary ecology of nest construction: insight from recent fish studies"
Iain Barber
99The effects of nestbox thermal environment on fledging success and haematocrit in Tree Swallows
Daniel R. Ardia
104 An overview of the factors influencing the morphology and thermal properties of avian nests)
Caragh B. Heenan
119 Nest site preparation and reproductive output of the European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Tomasz D. Mazgajski
127 Nest mass variation over the nesting cycle in the Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
Anna Dubiec and Tomasz D. Mazgajski
133 Green plant material in avian nests
Anna Dubiec, Iga Góüdü, and Tomasz D. Mazgajski
147 Eggshell conspicuousness in ground nesting birds: do conspicuous eggshells signal nest location to conspecifics?
Daniel Hanley, Mary Caswell Stoddard, Phillip Cassey and Patricia L. R. Brennan
157 Are elaborate bird nests built using simple rules?
Patrick T. Walsh, Mike Hansell, Wendy D. Borello and Susan D. Healy
163 Eggshell conspicuousness is related to paternal brood patch vascularisation in the American thrashers
Daniel Hanley
178 Bird nests in museum collections: a rich resource for research
Douglas G. D. Russell, Mike Hansell and Maggie Reilly
183 Nest Construction and Function 2012: Abstracts