Compendium of crane behavior. Part 1: Individual (nonsocial) behavior

Held in Qiqihar, China. Also published in Chinese with the insertion of Y. Tao as 4th author and D. Smith as 6th author. No change in title. Pages 164-173 in Forestry Bureau of Heilongjiang Province, ed. Proceedings of the 1987 International Crane Workshop. Forestry Publishing House of China, Beijing.
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Edited by: James Harris


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This paper provides the organizational framework, nomenclature, and abbreviated descriptions for all conspicuous nonsocial behavioral units for all 15 species of crane. We present eight generalized functional classes of behavior. These classes include about 90 discrete motor patterns that constitute the nonsocial repertoire of all cranes. We present this compendium to facilitate information exchanges among students of crane behavior and to encourage interest in future detailed studies of the descriptive ethology of each species.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Compendium of crane behavior. Part 1: Individual (nonsocial) behavior
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher International Crane Foundation
Publisher location Baraboo, Wisconsin
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description x, 456
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the 1987 International Crane Workshop
First page 225
Last page 234