Elevational range and timing of breeding in the birds of Ladakh: the effects of body mass, status and diet

  title={Elevational range and timing of breeding in the birds of Ladakh: the effects of body mass, status and diet},
  author={Tsewang Namgail and Yoram Yom-Tov},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
We studied the effects of body mass, status (resident or migratory) and diet on the breeding elevation range and timing of reproduction of the birds in the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, northwestern India. Most of breeding birds of Ladakh are Palearctic or breed at high elevations in the mountains. There is a small proportion of Oriental species, and no bird is endemic to this region. We found that heavier birds tended to start their egg-laying earlier than lighter ones. Since body mass is… Expand

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