Overlooked sexual segregation of habitats exposes female migratory landbirds to threats

Authors: Ruth E. Bennetta, Amanda D. Rodewalda, Kenneth V. Rosenberg Year: 2019 Publication: Biological Conservation Publication Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320719306986?via%3Dihub Keywords: Golden-winged Warbler, Neotropical, Nonbreeding, Occupancy, Sex ratio, Species distribution model Abstract: Male and female animals often segregate spatially among habitats and landscapes outside

Factors influencing fall departure phenology in migratory birds that bred in northeastern North America

Authors: Émile Brisson-Curadeau, Kyle H. Elliott, and Pascal Côté Year: 2019 Publication: The Auk Publication Link: https://academic.oup.com/auk/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/auk/ukz064/5612283 Keywords: climate change, migration, phenology Abstract: The phenology of migrating birds is shifting with climate change. For instance, short-distance migrants wintering in temperate regions tend

Decline of the North American avifauna

Authors: Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, John R. Sauer, Adam C. Smith, Paul A. Smith, Jessica C. Stanton, Arvind Panjabi, Laura Helft, Michael Parr, Peter P. Marra Year: 2091 Publication: Science Publication Link: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6461/120 Abstract: Species extinctions have

The lunar cycle drives migration of a nocturnal bird

Authors: Gabriel Norevik, Susanne Åkesson, Arne Andersson, Johan Backman, Anders Hedenstro Year: 2019 Publication: PLOS Biology Publication Link: https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000456 Abstract: Every year, billions of seasonal migrants connect continents by transporting nutrients, energy, and pathogens between distant communities and ecosystems. For animals that

Northward range expansion in spring‐staging barnacle geese is a response to climate change and population growth, mediated by individual experience

Authors: Ingunn M. Tombre, Thomas Oudman, Paul Shimmings, Larry Griffin, Jouke Prop Year: 2019 Publication: Global Change Biology Publication Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcb.14793 Keywords: age effects, dynamic strategies, explorative behaviour, food quality, population increase, range shift, spring migration Abstract: All long‐distance migrants must cope

Magnetoreception in birds

Authors: Roswitha Wiltschko and Wolfgang Wiltschko Year: 2019 Publication: Journal of the Royal Society Interface Publication Link: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsif.2019.0295 Keywords: radical pair processes, flavin adenine dinucleotide cycle, superparamagnetic magnetite, trigeminal nerve, magnetic pulse, radiofrequency fields Abstract: Birds can use two kinds of information

Reconstructing the geographic and climatic origins of long‐distance bird migrations

Authors: Paul Dufour, Sébastien Descamps, Stéphane Chantepie, Julien Renaud, Maya Guéguen. Katja Schiffers. Wilfried Thuiller, Sébastien Lavergne Year: 2019 Publication: Journal of Biogeography Publication Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jbi.13700 Keywords: ancestral state reconstructions, biogeographic scenarios, bird migration, climatic niche, conservatism, migration distance, phylogenetic comparative methods

Drivers of variation in migration behavior for a linked population of long-distance migratory passerine

Authors: Ruth E. Bennett, Amanda D. Rodewald, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Richard Chandler, Liliana Chavarria-Duriaux, John A. Gerwin, David I. King, and Jeffery L. Larkin Year: 2019 Publication: The Auk Publication Link: https://academic.oup.com/auk/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/auk/ukz051/5565028?redirectedFrom=fulltext Keywords: geographic barrier, geolocator, Golden-winged Warbler, migration strategy, migratory connectivity,

Chemical and structural analysis of a photoactive vertebrate cryptochrome from pigeon

Authors: Brian D. Zoltowskia, Yogarany Chelliahc, Anushka Wickramaratnec, Lauren Jarochae, Nischal Karkia, Wei Xuc, Henrik Mouritsenf, Peter J. Horee, Ryan E. Hibbs, Carla B. Green, and Joseph S. Takahashi Year: 2019 Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Publication Link: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/39/19449

A neonicotinoid insecticide reduces fueling and delays migration in songbirds

Authors: Margaret L. Eng, Bridget J. M. Stutchbury, Christy A. Morrissey Year: 2019 Publication: Science Publication Link: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6458/1177 Abstract: Neonicotinoids are neurotoxic insecticides widely used as seed treatments, but little is known of their effects on migrating birds that forage in agricultural