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Red Knots (Calidris canutus piersmai and C. c. rogersi) depend on a small threatened staging area in Bohai Bay, China
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Monitoring of numbers of Red Knots staging in Bohai Bay, China on northward migration modelled migratory turnover, and revised estimates of flyway population using recently published counts from the non-breeding grounds, supported by the independent data on frequency of resighting of colour-banded birds from north-western Australia and New Zealand.
Reclamation of tidal flats and shorebird declines in Saemangeum and elsewhere in the Republic of Korea
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This is the first study in the East Asian—Australasian Flyway to confirm declines of shorebirds at a range of geographical scales following a single reclamation project, and indicates that if migratory shorebirds are displaced from major staging sites by reclamation they are probably unable to relocate successfully to alternate sites.
The importance of Yalu Jiang coastal wetland in the north Yellow Sea to Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica and Great Knots Calidris tenuirostris during northward migration
Summary Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica and Great Knots Calidris tenuirostris are long-distance migratory shorebirds with declining numbers in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. One of the most
Shorebirds of the Kimberley Coast - Populations, key sites, trends and threats
The tidal flats of the Kimberley coast support the largest populations of migratory shorebirds in Australia. In this paper we review and discuss population sizes of all 41 shorebird species occurring
The global geoheritage significance of the Kimberley Coast , Western Australia
The Kimberley Coast in north-western Australia is of global geoheritage significance. It is a large-scale ria coast, with a well developed intricate indented rocky shoreline, with local nearshore
Is geographical variation in the size of Australian shorebirds consistent with hypotheses on differential migration?
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It is concluded that the interaction between ambient temperature, body-size and bill-length determines the geographical distribution of shorebirds wintering in Australia, the first study that disassociates overlapping predictions of competing hypotheses on differential migration.
Prolonged and flexible primary moult overlaps extensively with breeding in beach-nesting Hooded Plovers Thinornis rubricollis
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Hooded Plovers thus have a prolonged primary moult with the flexibility to change their rate of moult; this may facilitate high levels of replacement clutches that are associated with passive nest defence and low reproductive success.
When the Seasons Don't Fit: Speedy Molt as a Routine Carry-Over Cost of Reproduction
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It is shown that in birds an order of magnitude smaller, temporal imperatives may impose the adoption of non-optimal life-cycle routines in the entire actively breeding population.
Phenology of southward migration of shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway and inferences about stop-over strategies
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Estimating passage dates of 28 species of shorebird from count data at 15 sites to infer their migration strategies, using Thompson's modelling approach suggests that larger species in this Flyway depend on a small number of staging sites, whereas smaller species migrate in shorter steps and require additional staging sites between the northern Yellow Sea and Australasia.
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