Historical diversification of migration patterns in a passerine bird.

  title={Historical diversification of migration patterns in a passerine bird.},
  author={Javier P{\'e}rez-Tris and Staffan Bensch and Roberto Carbonell and Andreas J. Helbig and Jos{\'e} Luis Teller{\'i}a},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={58 8},
Migratory strategies of birds require complex orientation mechanisms, morphological adaptations, and life-history adjustments. From an evolutionary perspective, it is important to know how fast this complex combination of traits can evolve. We analyzed mitochondrial control-region DNA sequences in 241 blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) from 12 populations with different migratory behaviors. The sample included sedentary populations in Europe and Atlantic archipelagos and migratory populations with… CONTINUE READING