Avian population consequences of climate change are most severe for long-distance migrants in seasonal habitats.

  title={Avian population consequences of climate change are most severe for long-distance migrants in seasonal habitats.},
  author={Christiaan Both and Chris A. M. van Turnhout and Rob G. Bijlsma and Henk Siepel and Arco J. van Strien and Ruud P. B. Foppen},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={277 1685},
One consequence of climate change is an increasing mismatch between timing of food requirements and food availability. Such a mismatch is primarily expected in avian long-distance migrants because of their complex annual cycle, and in habitats with a seasonal food peak. Here we show that insectivorous long-distance migrant species in The Netherlands declined strongly (1984-2004) in forests, a habitat characterized by a short spring food peak, but that they did not decline in less seasonal… CONTINUE READING
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