Tracking Long-Distance Songbird Migration by Using Geolocators
Migration routes of migratory songbirds to the Neotropics were mapped by using light-level geolocators mounted on breeding purple martins and wood thrushes and suggesting high connectivity of breeding and wintering populations.
A range-wide domino effect and resetting of the annual cycle in a migratory songbird
- Elizabeth A. Gow, L. Burke, D. Norris
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B
- 16 January 2019
This range-wide analysis demonstrates the lasting impact breeding latitude can have on migration schedules but also highlights how such timing relationships can reset when individuals reside at non-breeding sites for extended periods of time.
Effects of post-breeding moult and energetic condition on timing of songbird migration into the tropics
- B. Stutchbury, Elizabeth A. Gow, Tyler Done, M. MacPherson, J. Fox, V. Afanasyev
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 January 2011
This study suggests that high reproductive effort late in the season does not impose time constraints that delay winter territory acquisition, and carry-over effects from the winter territory to spring migration may be strong in migratory songbirds.
Responses by Central‐Place Foragers to Manipulations of Brood Size: Parent Flickers Respond to Proximate Cues but do not Increase Work Rate
It is hypothesized that parents in species with large home ranges and long nestling periods face energetic limitations that constrain their ability to respond to enlarged broods, and is encouraged to assess foraging behaviour on the landscape to document important trade-offs for parents such as predation risk and energy expenditure while feeding offspring.
Nest sanitation in response to short- and long-term changes of brood size: males clean more in a sex-role-reversed species
Inaccurate and Biased Global Media Coverage Underlies Public Misunderstanding of Shark Conservation Threats and Solutions
Constructing and evaluating a continent-wide migratory songbird network across the annual cycle
. Determining how migratory animals are spatially connected between breeding and non- breeding periods is essential for predicting the effects of environmental change and for developing optimal…
Corticosterone stress response and plasma metabolite levels during breeding and molt in a free-living migratory songbird, the wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina).
Brood age and size influence sex-specific parental provisioning patterns in a sex-role reversed species
The results suggest that both parents responded to the changes in brood demands, but do so governed by different factors, and suggest that the relatively high provisioning by males is related to high male assurance of paternity.
Determinants of parental care and offspring survival during the post-fledging period: males care more in a species with partially reversed sex roles
It is demonstrated that because females can be polyandrous they often desert the brood before males, and that the sexes respond to different cues relating to their energy balance when deciding the length of care given to their offspring, during the post-fledging period.