100 FLYING BIRDS: Photographing the Mechanics of Flight
ADVANCED READING FOR CHAPTER 11: FAVORITES
THE FAVORITE CHILD
The view that many parents actually do have a favorite child is presented in the following article:
Asamoah, T. 2018. “Why Most Parents Really Do Have a Favorite Child.” Psychology Today, September 14, 2018.
Accessed May 15, 2020
PAUL McCARTNEY’S FAVORITE SONG
McCartney identified his favorites as ”Here, There and Everywhere” with ”Yesterday” as a close second” in a 1984 interview described in this retelling:
McCartney, Paul. 1984. “Paul McCartney Reveals His Favorite Beatles Song, Exclusion of George Harrison from 1984 Film.” Interview by Scott Muni. CBS News 50 Years Later, October 16, 1984. CBS Archives released January 17, 2014.
THE MIHO MUSEUM IN KOKA, JAPAN
Architect I. M. Pei identified this as his favorite project. “Built to house the private collection of Mihoko Koyama, the museum features a tunnel entrance, soaring glass ceilings, and the same stone Pei used to line the Louvre lobby.”
Bear, R. 2019. “Mapping I. M. Pei’s Major Works.” Curbed, May 17, 2019.
Miho Museum. N. d. “An Introduction.” Accessed [July 14, 2020].
MENDELSSOHN’S VISIT TO FINGAL’S CAVE
Karl Klingemann, one of Mendelssohn’s traveling companions during the visit, described the day in a letter to his family below. The day was stormy, and Mendelssohn was seasick!
Mendelssohn in Scotland. 2015. “The Islands: Staffa and Iona: Saturday 8 August 1829.” Accessed September 18, 2019. www.mendelssohninscotland.com
The opening section of the Overture can also be played on the above web page.
HORNBILL NESTING BEHAVIOR
A classic early paper on hornbill nesting behavior is here:
Kemp, A. C. 1969. “Some Observations on the Sealed-in Nesting Method of Hornbills (Family: Bucerotidae).” Ostrich. 40. 149-155.
Two doctoral dissertation that have added numerous layers of complexity to the picture can be read in full here:
Finnie, Michael Joseph. 2012. “Conflict & Communication: Consequences of Female Nest Confinement in Yellow Billed Hornbills.” Doctoral Dissertation. Clare College. University of Cambridge. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ffd2/a7eb590abb059b88a38bd5381125f998f54f.pdf (accessed September 19, 2019)
Ven, Tanja M F N Van De. 2017. “Implications of Climate Change on the Reproductive Success of the Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill, Tockus Leucomelas.” Doctoral Dissertation. University of Cape Town.
(accessed September 19, 2019)
Two published papers from van de Ven’s dissertation on the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill have appeared here:
van de Ven, T. M. F. N., R. O. Martin, T. J. F. Vink, A. E. McKechnie, and S. J. Cunningham. 2016. “Regulation of Heat Exchange across the Hornbill Beak: Functional Similarities with Toucans?” PLoS ONE 11 (5): e0154768. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0154768 (accessed September 19, 2019)
van de Ven, T. M. F. N., A. E. McKechnie, and S. J. Cunningham. 2019. “The Costs of Keeping Cool: Behavioural Trade-Offs between Foraging and Thermoregulation are Associated with Significant Mass Losses in an Arid-Zone Bird.” Oecologia 191 (1): 205–15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-019-04486-x (accessed September 19, 2019)
DESCRIPTION OF THE SNOWY SHEATHBILL
The comparison of the Snowy Sheathbill to the pigeon, the crow, and waders appeared on the Cornell Lab’s Neotropical Birds site here:
Fang, E. D. 2020. “Snowy Sheathbill Chionis albus, version 1.0” In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.snoshe2.01 https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/snoshe2/overview (accessed September 19, 2019)
SNOWY SHEATHBILL FEEDING HABITS
The following paper reports on Snowy Sheathbills who were associated with a Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina) colony.
Favero, Marco. 1996. “Foraging Ecology of Pale-Faced Sheathbills in Colonies of Southern Elephant Seals at King George Island, Antarctica.” J. Field Ornithol. 67 (2): 292-299.
The full text of the article is available here:
https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/jfo/v067n02/p0292-p0299.pdf (accessed September 19, 2019)