Is there a "migratory syndrome" common to all migrant birds?

@article{Piersma2005IsTA,
  title={Is there a "migratory syndrome" common to all migrant birds?},
  author={Theunis Piersma and Javier P{\'e}rez-Tris and Henrik Mouritsen and Ulf Bauchinger and Franz Bairlein},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={1046},
  pages={282-93}
}
Bird migration has been assumed, mostly implicitly, to represent a distinct class of animal behavior, with deep and strong homologies in the various phenotypic expressions of migratory behavior between different taxa. Here the evidence for the existence of what could be called a "migratory syndrome," a tightly integrated, old group of adaptive traits that enables birds to commit themselves to highly organized seasonal migrations, is assessed. A list of problems faced by migratory birds is… CONTINUE READING
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