Publications on Birds (mainly Shorebirds)

2022 Kostoglou KN, Weston MA, Miller EH, Wilson DR. Protocols for recording embryonic and chick vocalisations from shorebirds. In review.

2022 Kostoglou KN, Miller EH, Weston MA, Wilson DR. Vocal traits of shorebird chicks are related to body mass and sex. Ibis 164, 816-824. PDF

2022 Miller EH, Kostoglou KN, Wilson DR, Weston, MA. Anatomy of avian distress calls: structure, variation, and complexity in two species of shorebird (Aves: Charadrii). Behaviour 159, 699-733. PDF

2021 Rodrigues TM, Miller EH, Drovetski SV, Zink RM, Fjeldså J, Gonçalves D. Phenotypic divergence in two sibling species of shorebird: Common Snipe and Wilson's Snipe (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae). Ibis 163, 429-447. PDF

2020 Miller EH, Areta JI. Tail sounds and vocalizations suggest that the South American Snipe comprises two species. Wetlands International/IUCN Woodcock & Snipe Specialist Group Newsletter  45, 2-6. PDF

2020 Miller EH, Areta JI, Jaramillo A, Imberti S, Matus R. Snipe taxonomy based on vocal and non-vocal sound displays: the South American Snipe is two species. Ibis  162, 968-990. PDF

2016 Riede T, Eliason CM, Miller EH, Goller F, Clarke JA. Coos, booms, and hoots: the evolution of closed-mouth vocal behavior in birds. Evolution  70, 1734-1746. PDF

2014 Areta JI, Miller EH. Display flight and mechanical sounds of the Andean negrito (Lessonia oreas), with comments on the basic structure of flight displays in fluvicoline flycatchers. Ornitologia Neotropical  25, 95-105. PDF

2014 Hynes DP, Miller EH. Vocal distinctiveness of the Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) on the island of Newfoundland, Canada. Auk  131, 421-433. PDF

2009 Seneviratne SS, Jones IL, Miller EH. Vocalizations of auklets (Aethiini): structure, organization, and evolution. Wilson Journal of Ornithology  121, 568-584. PDF

2009 Miller EH, Baker AJ. Antiquity of shorebird acoustic displays. Auk  126, 454-459. PDF

2008 Miller EH, Seneviratne SS, Jones IL, Robertson GJ, Wilhelm SI. Syringeal anatomy and allometry in murres (Alcidae: Uria). Journal of Ornithology  149, 545-554. PDF

2007 Miller EH, Williams J, Jamieson SE, Gilchrist HG, Mallory ML. Allometry, bilateral asymmetry and sexual differences in the vocal tract of Common Eiders Somateria mollissima and King Eiders S. spectabilis. Journal of Avian Biology  38, 224-233. PDF

2007 Sung H-C, Miller EH. Variation and individuality in display-flight calls of male Piping Plovers. Condor  109, 468-475. PDF

2005 Sung H-C, Miller EH, Flemming SP. Breeding vocalizations of the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus): structure, diversity, and repertoire organization. Canadian Journal of Zoology  83, 579-595. PDF

2003 Miller EH, Vanderwerf E, McPherson L. Vocalizations of the Tuamotu Sandpiper, Prosobonia cancellata. Wilson Bulletin  115, 455-463. PDF

2002 Walters EL, Miller EH, Lowther PE. Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) and Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis). In The Birds of North America, No.  663 (eds Poole A, Gill F). Acad. Nat. Sci. and Am. Orn. Union, 32 pp.

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2002 Walters EL, Miller EH, Lowther PE. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius). In The Birds of North America, No. 662 (eds Poole A, Gill F). Acad. Nat. Sci. and Am. Orn. Union, 24 pp.

Walters EL, Miller EH. Predation on nesting woodpeckers in British Columbia. Canadian Field-Naturalist  115, 413-419. PDF

1999 Miller EH, Walters EL, Ouellet, H. Plumage, size, and sexual dimorphism in the Queen Charlotte Islands Hairy Woodpecker. Condor  101, 86-95. PDF

1996 Miller EH. Acoustic differentiation and speciation in shorebirds. Pp. 241-257 in "Ecology and Evolution of Acoustic Communication in Birds" (eds Kroodsma DE, Miller EH). Cornell Univ. Press. PDF

1996 Miller EH. Nuptial vocalizations of male Least Seedsnipe: structure and evolutionary significance. Condor  98, 418-422. PDF

1992 Cooper JM, Miller EH. Brood amalgamation and alloparental care in the Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla. Canadian Journal of Zoology 70, 403-405. PDF

1992 Miller EH. Acoustic signals of shorebirds: a survey and review of published information. Royal British Columbia Museum Technical Report, 62 pp. PDF

1991 L'Hyver M-A, Miller EH. Geographic and local variation in nesting phenology and clutch size of the Black Oystercatcher. Condor  93, 892-903. PDF

1988 Miller EH. Description of bird behavior for comparative purposes. Pp. 347-394 in "Current Ornithology, Vol. 5" (ed Johnston RF). Plenum Press. PDF

1988 Miller EH, Gunn WWH, Veprintsev BN. Breeding vocalizations of Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii and related species, with remarks on phylogeny and adaptation. Ornis Scandinavica  19, 257-267. PDF

1987 Miller EH, Gunn WWH, MacLean Jr SF. Breeding vocalizations of the Surfbird. Condor  89, 406-412. PDF

1986 Miller EH. Components of variation in nuptial calls of the Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla; Aves, Scolopacidae). Systematic Zoology  35, 400-413. PDF

1985 Miller EH. Parental behavior in the Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla; Aves, Scolopacidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology  63, 1593-1601. PDF

1984 Miller EH. Communication in breeding shorebirds. Pp. 169-241 in "Shorebirds: Breeding Behavior and Populations" (eds Burger J, Olla BL). Plenum Press. PDF

1984 Miller EH, Gunn WWH, Myers JP, Veprintsev BN. Species distinctiveness of Long-billed Dowitcher song (Aves: Scolopacidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 97,  804-811. PDF

1983 Miller EH. Habitat and breeding cycle of the Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Zoology  61, 2880-2898. PDF

1983 Miller EH. Structure of display flights in the Least Sandpiper. Condor  85, 220-242. PDF

1983 Miller EH. The structure of aerial displays in three species of Calidridinae (Scolopacidae). Auk  100, 440-451. PDF

[Click HERE to hear a Stilt Sandpiper song, recorded June 1978, near Churchill, Manitoba; it was analyzed in the 1983 Auk paper]

1983 Miller EH. Structure of display flights in the Least Sandpiper. Condor  85, 220-242. PDF
1983 Miller EH, Gunn WWH, Harris RE. Geographic variation in the aerial song of the Short-billed Dowitcher (Aves, Scolopacidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology  61, 2191-2198. PDF

Miller EH. Character and variance shift in acoustic signals of birds. Pp. 253-295 in "Acoustic Communication in Birds, Vol. 1: Production, Perception, and Design Features of Sounds" (eds Kroodsma DE, Miller EH). Academic Press. PDF

1980 Miller EH, Baker AJ. Displays of the Magellanic Oystercatcher (Haematopus leucopodus). Wilson Bulletin  92, 149-168. PDF

1979 Miller EH. An approach to the analysis of graded vocalizations of birds. Behavioral and Neural Biology  27, 25-38. PDF

1979 Miller EH. Functions of display flights by males of the Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla (Vieill.), on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Zoology  57, 876-893. PDF

Miller EH. Egg size in the Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Ornis Scandinavica  10, 10-16. PDF

[Revised 4 February 2022]