Gonadal status upon spring arrival in long-distance and short-distance migrating stonechats (Saxicola torquata)

@article{Raess2005GonadalSU,
  title={Gonadal status upon spring arrival in long-distance and short-distance migrating stonechats (Saxicola torquata)},
  author={Michael Raess and Eberhard Gwinner},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2005},
  volume={146},
  pages={325-331}
}
Long-distance migration is often associated with relatively short breeding seasons and a start of reproductive activities shortly after arrival. The full activation of the reproductive system from the regressed state takes, however, several weeks and must, therefore, be initiated in the winter quarters or during spring migration. Hence, long-distance migrants face a potential conflict between the energetic and temporal requirements of migration and the preparation for reproduction. We studied… CONTINUE READING
4 Citations
30 References
Similar Papers

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 30 references

birds and comparison with mammals

  • A Dawson, VM King, GE Bentley, GF Ball
  • Ardea
  • 2001
Highly Influential
9 Excerpts

Stonechats: a guide to the genus Saxicola

  • E Urquhart
  • 2002
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Hormonal, social and environmental factors in the reproductive biology of free-living male birds. In: Crews D (ed) Psychobiology of reproductive behaviour: an evolutionary perspective

  • JC Wingfield, MC Moore
  • 1987
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…