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Ornithology: Publications

Publications on Alberta Birds

Erickson, G. E., and W. B. McGillivray (1990) Birds of the Andrew Lake Region. In Natural History of the Andrew Lake Region, Northeastern Alberta, edited by W. B. McGillivray and R. I. Hastings, pp. 83-92. Natural History Occasional Paper No. 12. Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton. ($9.95 Can.) [Available through the Museum Shop]

Hudon, J. (2005) The Official List of the Birds of Alberta: now 400 species and counting... Nature Alberta 35(1):10-18.

Hudon, J. (2000) On with Project Sapsucker! Alberta Naturalist 30(1):22-23.

Hudon, J. (2000) Melanistic California Gull. Birders Journal 9(1):51-52.

Hudon, J. (1999) Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana). In The Birds of North America, No. 432, edited by A. Poole and F. Gill. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Washington, D.C. DOI: 10.2173/bna.432

Hudon, J. (1997) Non-melanic schizochroism in Alberta Evening Grosbeaks, Coccothraustes vespertinus. The Canadian Field-Naturalist 111:652-654.

Hudon, J. (1997) Juvenile Pomarine Jaeger near Calgary. Alberta Naturalist 27(4):70.

Hudon, J. (1995) Edmonton and its imperfect albino black-billed magpies. Edmonton Naturalist 23(3):21-23.

Hudon, J., and C. Bergman (2004) Alberta records of Yellow-billed Cuckoos. Nature Alberta 34:10-11.

Hudon, J., G. E. Erickson, and W. B. McGillivray (1996) Summer Birds of the McIntyre Ranch. In A Bioinventory of McIntyre Ranch: An Extensive Fescue-Dominated Grassland in Southern Alberta, edited by W. B. McGillivray and M. Steinhilber, pp. 95-106. Natural History Occasional Paper No. 22. Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton. ($14.95 Can.) [Available through the Museum shop]

Hudon, J., R. Klauke, R. Knapton, M. R. Lein, J. Riddell, B. Ritchie, and R. Wershler (2011) Tenth Report of the Alberta Bird Record Committee. Nature Alberta 41 (2&3): 42-44.

Hudon, J., R. Klauke, R. Knapton, M. R. Lein, J. Riddell, B. Ritchie, and R. Wershler. 2009. Ninth Report of the Alberta Bird Record Committee. Nature Alberta 39 (2): 37-40.

Hudon, J., R. Klauke, R. Knapton, M. R. Lein, J. Riddell, B. Ritchie, and R. Wershler. 2008. Eighth Report of the Alberta Bird Record Committee. Nature Alberta 38 (2): 28-31.

Hudon, J., R. Klauke, R. Knapton, M. R. Lein, J. Riddell, B. Ritchie, and R. Wershler. 2007. Seventh Report of the Alberta Bird Record Committee. Nature Alberta 37 (2):31-33.

Hudon, J., R. Klauke, R. Knapton, M. R. Lein, J. Riddell, B. Ritchie, and R. Wershler (2006) Sixth Report of the Alberta Bird Record Committee. Nature Alberta 36(2): 16-18.

Hudon, J., and P. Sherrington (1996) The first record of the Marbled Murrelet for Alberta is of the Asiatic form. Blue Jay 54(1):39.

Klicka, J., J. C. Barlow, W. B. McGillivray, T. J. Doyle, and R. M. Zink (1999) Evidence supporting the recent origin and species status of the Timberline Sparrow. Condor 101:577-588. DOI: 10.2307/1370187

Kulba, B. K., and W. B. McGillivray (2000) The Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) in Alberta. [WWW document, 620 kb]. URL http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/vpub/wifl/index.htm

Kulba, B. K., and W. B. McGillivray (2000) The distribution and habitat preferences of the "Western Flycatcher" in Alberta. [WWW document, 365 kb]. URL http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/vpub/wefl/index.htm

McGillivray, W. B. (1988) Birds of the Bistcho Lake Region. In Natural History of the Bistcho Lake Region, Northwest Alberta, edited by W. B. McGillivray and R. I. Hastings, pp. 93-100. Natural History Occasional Paper No. 10. Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton. ($9.96 Can.) [Available through the Museum Shop]

McGillivray, W. B., and G. E. Erickson (1994) Summer birds of the Winefred Lake Region. In Natural History of the Winefred Lake Region, East-central Alberta, edited by W. B. McGillivray, R. I. Hastings and M. Steinhilber, pp. 73-82. Natural History Occasional Paper No. 18. Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton. ($9.95 Can.) [Available through the Museum Shop]

McGillivray, W. B., and Glen Semenchuk (1998) Federation of Alberta Naturalists Field Guide to Alberta Birds ($24.95 Can.) [Available through the Museum Shop]

Murray, B. W., W. B. McGillivray, J. C. Barlow, R. N. Beech, and C. Strobeck (1994) The use of cytochrome b sequence variation in estimation of phylogeny in the Vireonidae. Condor 96:1037-1054. DOI: 10.2307/1369113

Norris, H. J., and J. Hudon (1996) First record of Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) for Alberta. Alberta Naturalist 26(3):47.

Sealy, S. G., H. R. Carter and J. Hudon (2001) Specimen records and sightings of Ancient Murrelets from the Canadian Prairie provinces. Blue Jay 59(4):175-182.

Slater, A., and J. Hudon (2004) Fifth report of the Alberta Bird Record Committee. Nature Alberta 34:15-18.

Slater, A., and J. Hudon (2002) Fourth report of the Alberta Bird Record Committee. Alberta Naturalist 32(2):116-117.

Publications on Pigmentation

Flinn, T, J. Hudon, and D. Derbyshire (2007) Tricks Exotic Shrubs Do. When Baltimore Orioles Stop Being Orange. Birding 39(5):62-68.

Grether, G. F., M. E. Cummings, and J. Hudon. (2005) Countergradient variation in the sexual coloration of guppies (Poecilia reticulata): drosopterin synthesis balances carotenoid availability. Evolution 59:175-188. DOI: 10.1554/04-351

Grether, G. F., J. Hudon, and J. A. Endler (2001) Carotenoid scarcity, synthetic pteridines pigments and the evolution of sexual coloration in guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 268B:1245-1253. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2001.1624

Grether, G. F., J. Hudon, and D. F. Millie (1999) Carotenoid limitation of sexual colouration along an environmental gradient in guppies. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 266B:1-6. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1999.0781

Hays, H., J. Hudon, G. Cormons, J. Dicostanzo, and P. Lima (2006) The pink feather blush of the Roseate Tern. Waterbirds 29: 296-301. DOI: 10.1675/1524-4695(2006)29[296:TPFBOT]2.0.CO;2

Hudon, J. (2005) Considerations in the conservation of feathers and hair, particularly their pigments. In Fur Trade Legacy. The Preservation of Organic Materials, edited by M. Brunn and J. A. Burns, pp. 127-147. Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property, Ottawa, Ontario. (PDF file, 4 Mb)

Hudon, J. (1994) Showiness, carotenoids, and captivity: a comment on Hill (1992). The Auk 111:218-221. DOI: 10.2307/4088529

Hudon, J. (1991) Unusual carotenoid use by the Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) and its evolutionary implications. Canadian Journal of Zoology 69:2311-2320. DOI: 10.1139/z91-325

Hudon, J., M. Anciães, V. Bertacche, and R. Stradi (2007) Plumage carotenoids of the Pin-tailed Manakin (Ilicura militaris): evidence for the endogenous production of rhodoxanthin from a colour variant. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 147B: 402-411. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2007.02.004

Hudon, J., and A. H. Brush (1992) Identification of carotenoid pigments in birds. Methods in Enzymology 213:312-321. DOI: 10.1016/0076-6879(92)13133-i

Hudon, J., D. Derbyshire, S. Leckie, and T. Flinn (2013) Diet-induced plumage erythrism in Baltimore Orioles as a result of the spread of introduced shrubs. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125:88-96. DOI: 10.1676/11-161.1

Hudon, J., G. F. Grether, and D. F. Millie (2003) Marginal differentiation between the sexual and general carotenoid pigmentation of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) and a possible visual explanation. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 76:776-790. DOI: 10.1086/378138

Hudon, J., and A. D. Muir (1996) Characterization of the reflective materials and organelles in the bright irides of North American blackbirds (Icterinae). Pigment Cell Research 9:96-104. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0749.1996.tb00096.x

Hudon, J., H. Ouellet, É. Bénito-Espinal, and A. H. Brush (1996) Characterization of an orange variant of the Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) on La Désirade, Guadeloupe, French West Indies. The Auk 113:715-718. DOI: 10.2307/4089003

Hudon, J., A. Storni, E. Pini, M. Anciães, and R. Stradi (2012) Rhodoxanthin as a characteristic keto-carotenoid of manakins (Pipridae). The Auk 129:491-499. DOI: 10.1525/auk.2012.11235

McGraw, K. J., J. Hudon, G. E. Hill, and R. S. Parker (2005) A simple and inexpensive chemical test for behavioral ecologists to determine the presence of carotenoid pigments in animal tissues. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 57:391-397. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-004-0853-y

Ryan, P. G., C. L. Moloney, and J. Hudon (1994) Color variation and hybridization among Nesospiza buntings on Inaccessible Island, Tristan da Cunha. The Auk 111:314-327. DOI: 10.2307/4088596

Stradi, R., J. Hudon, G. Celentano, and E. Pini (1998) Carotenoids in bird plumage: the complement of yellow and red pigments in true woodpeckers (Picinae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 120B:223-230. DOI: 10.1016/S0305-0491(98)10033-0

Weiss, S. L., K. Foerster, and J. Hudon (2012) Pteridine, not carotenoid, pigments underlie the female-specific orange ornament of striped plateau lizards (Sceloporus virgatus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 161B:117-123. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2011.10.004