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Feathers and flight, references

Further Reading

Balmford, A., et al. 1993. Aerodynamics and the evolution of long 
tails in birds. Nature 361: 628-631. [Archaeopteryx-type tails make 
flight worse, not better.]
Caple, G., et al. 1983. The physics of leaping animals and the 
evolution of pre-flight. American Naturalist 121: 455-476. 
Cowen, R., and J. H. Lipps. 1982. An adaptive scenario for the origin 
of birds and of flight in birds. Proceedings of the 3rd North American 
Paleontological Convention, Montreal, 109-112.
Davison, G. H. W. 1981. Sexual selection and the mating system of 
Argusiana argus (Aves: Phasianidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean 
Society 15: 105-130. 
Feduccia, A. 1980. The Age of Birds. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Feduccia, A. 1993. Evidence from claw geometry indicating arboreal 
habits of Archaeopteryx. Science 259: 790-793. But see comment, 764-765.
Hansen, A. J. 1986. Fighting behavior in bald eagles: a test of game 
theory. Ecology 67: 787-797.
Hecht, M. K., et al. (eds.). 1985. The Beginnings of Birds. Eichst
Germany: Freunde des Jura-Museums Eichst
Jenkins, F. A. 1993. The evolution of the avian shoulder joint. 
American Journal of Science 293-A: 253-267.
Livezey, B. C., and P. S. Humphrey. 1985. Territoriality and 
interspecific aggression in steamer-ducks. Condor 87: 154-157.
de Maho, Y. l977. The Emperor penguinQa strategy to live and breed 
in the cold. American Scientist 65: 680-693.
Nuechterlein, G. L., and R. W. Storer. 1985. Aggressive behavior 
and interspecific killing by flying steamer-ducks in Argentina. 
Condor 87: 87-91. 
Olson, S. L. 1985. The fossil record of birds. In D. S. Farner et al. 
(eds.) Avian Biology 8: 79-238.
Padian, K. (ed.). 1986. The Origin of Birds and the Evolution of Flight. 
Memoir of the California Academy of Sciences 8.
Rayner, J. M. V. 1991. Avian flight evolution and the problem of 
Archaeopteryx. Pages 183-212 in J. M. V. Rayner and R. J. Wootton 
(eds.). Biomechanics in Evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University 
Press. [Confident version of the arboreal hypothesis.]
Sanz, J. L., and A. D. Buscalioni. 1992. A new bird from the Early 
Cretaceous of Las Hoyas, Spain, and the early radiation of birds. 
Palaeontology 35: 829-845.
Sereno, P. C., and C. Rao. 1992. Early evolution of avian flight 
and perching: new evidence from the Lower Cretaceous of China. 
Science 255: 845-848.
ADD Speakman 1994, note from Nature on feather symmetry
Stephens, M. L. 1984. Interspecific aggressive behavior of the 
polyandrous northern jacana (Jacana spinosa). Auk 101: 508-518.