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Wintering in Europe instead of Africa enhances juvenile survival in a long-distance migrant
Increased human-induced environmental changes and global warming alter bird migration timing and routes. Recently, many Holarctic species, including white storks, Ciconia ciconia, were reported toExpand
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The challenges of the first migration: movement and behaviour of juvenile vs. adult white storks with insights regarding juvenile mortality.
Migration conveys an immense challenge, especially for juvenile birds coping with enduring and risky journeys shortly after fledging. Accordingly, juveniles exhibit considerably lower survival ratesExpand
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Relatedness of wildlife and livestock avian isolates of the nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii to lineages spread in hospitals worldwide
The natural habitats and potential reservoirs of the nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii are poorly defined. Here, we put forth and tested the hypothesis of avian reservoirs of A. baumannii.Expand
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Seasonal migrations of four individual bar-headed geese Anser indicus from Kyrgyzstan followed by satellite telemetry
The Kyrgyz population of the bar-headed goose Anser indicus has declined dramatically during the past decades. Human persecution during migration and habitat loss at stopover and wintering sites areExpand
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Costs of migratory decisions: A comparison across eight white stork populations
Researchers uncover a large variation in the lifetime migratory decisions of young white storks. Annual migratory movements can range from a few tens to thousands of kilometers, creating uniqueExpand
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Early arrival at breeding grounds: Causes, costs and a trade‐off with overwintering latitude
Early arrival at breeding grounds is of prime importance for migrating birds as it is known to enhance breeding success. Adults, males and higher quality individuals typically arrive earlier, andExpand
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Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRI, MRS) of seasonal patterns of body composition: A methodological pilot study in White Storks (Ciconia ciconia)
Here we present a systematic application of magnetic resonance imaging (in the following called MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to the White Stork. The main aim was to demonstrate theExpand
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Detection of a new important staging and wintering area of the White Stork Ciconia ciconia by satellite tracking
Since 1991, a large-scale satellite traclung study of White Stork Ciconia ciconia has followed 75 individuals along the eastern migration route, which passes across Israel into eastern Africa.Expand
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Individual-based modelling of resource competition to predict density-dependent population dynamics: a case study with white storks
Density regulation influences population dynamics through its effects on demographic rates and consequently constitutes a key mechanism explaining the response of organisms to environmental changes.Expand
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