Social Organization of the Rufous Vanga

The Ecology of Vangas--Birds Endemic to Madagascar

Edited by: Satoshi Yamagishi

For a few decades, Yamagishi and his associates have studied the ecological and social behavior of the rufous, a unique species of birds in Madagascar. In this volume, the team summarizes the findings of their long-term research, with specific observations about cooperative breeding, sex ratio manipulation, foraging and helping behavior. The authors demonstrate the implications of the study for theories of evolution, genetic inheritance and group formation.


211 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781920901042