Environmental drivers of variability in the movement ecology of turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) in North and South America.

  title={Environmental drivers of variability in the movement ecology of turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) in North and South America.},
  author={Somayeh Dodge and Gil Bohrer and Keith L. Bildstein and Sarah C. Davidson and Rolf P. Weinzierl and Marc Joseph Bechard and David Barber and Roland Kays and David Brandes and Jiawei Han and Martin Wikelski},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={369 1643},
Variation is key to the adaptability of species and their ability to survive changes to the Earth's climate and habitats. Plasticity in movement strategies allows a species to better track spatial dynamics of habitat quality. We describe the mechanisms that shape the movement of a long-distance migrant bird (turkey vulture, Cathartes aura) across two continents using satellite tracking coupled with remote-sensing science. Using nearly 10 years of data from 24 satellite-tracked vultures in four… CONTINUE READING
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