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Glossary of Avian Terms For Use in Avian Conservation Biology

Rolf R. Koford, John B. Dunning, Jr., Christine A. Ribic, Deborah M. Finch


Abstract: This glossary provides standard definitions for many of the terms used in avian conservation biology. We compiled these definitions to assist communication among researchers, managers, and others involved in the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Program, also known as Partners in Flight. We used existing glossaries and recent literature to prepare this glossary. The cited sources were not necessarily the first ones to use the terms. Many definitions were taken verbatim from the cited source material. Others were modified slightly to clarify the meaning. Definitions that were modified to a greater extent are indicated as being adapted from the originals. Terms that have been used in more that one way by different authors are listed with numbered alternative definitions if the definitions differ substantially.


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Acknowledgments:

We appreciate the comments of Keith Bildstein, Lane Eskew, Mercedes Foster, Kathryn Freemark, Douglas Johnson, Diane Larson, Pamela Pietz, Jeff Price, Terrell Rich, Peter Stangel, and T. Bently Wigley on earlier drafts.


This resource is based on the following source (Northern Prairie Publication 0894):

Koford, Rolf R., John B. Dunning Jr., Christine A. Ribic, Deborah M. Finch.  1994.  A glossary for avian conservation biology.  Wilson Bulletin 106(1):121-137.

This resource should be cited as:

Koford, Rolf R., John B. Dunning Jr., Christine A. Ribic, Deborah M. Finch.  1994.  A glossary for avian conservation biology.  Wilson Bulletin 106(1):121-137.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/literatr/avian/index.htm (Version 16JUL1997).


Rolf R. Koford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, North Dakota 58401.
John B. Dunning, Jr., Institute of Ecology and Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602.
Christine A. Ribic, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon 97333.
Deborah M. Finch, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forestry Science Laboratory, 2205 Columbia, S.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106.


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