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Daily stopovers as optimal migration strategy in a long-distance migrating passerine : the Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe

  title={Daily stopovers as optimal migration strategy in a long-distance migrating passerine : the Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe},
  author={Julia Delingat and Volker Dierschke and Heiko Schmaljohann and Bettina Mendel and Franz Bairlein},
Selection for early arrival is expected to shape optimal stopover decisions in migrating birds to minimise time spent on migration. [] Key Result Positive correlation between fuel deposition rates and departure fuel loads in males met model predictions for time minimising strategies with an expected global variation in fuel deposition rates and search and settling costs of less than one day.

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