Academic Catalog

BIOL454 ORNITHOLOGY

Course Code: 2380454
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. CEMAL CAN BLGN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

A course for senior students, emphasizing adaptive morphology and behavior of birds. Lectures cover various aspects of the biology of birds, including morphology, physiology, systematic, evolution, behavior, ecology, and biogeography, with examples from the regional avifauna. Laboratory and fieldwork include studies of skeletons and plumages, teaching basic identification skills and field work (censusing, recording behavior, breeding ecology) on common species.