Neotropical Winter Habitat of the Magnolia Warbler: Effects on Molt, Energetic Condition, Migration Timing, and Hematozoan Infection During Spring Migration

  title={Neotropical Winter Habitat of the Magnolia Warbler: Effects on Molt, Energetic Condition, Migration Timing, and Hematozoan Infection During Spring Migration},
  author={Aaron T. Boone and Paul Gerhard Rodewald and Lucas W. Degroote},
Abstract. Events in one season can have carryover effects on birds in a subsequent season. Little research has addressed how conditions where a bird winters influence it during migration. We investigated such carryover effects on Magnolia Warblers (Dendroica magnolia) captured during spring migration in northwestern Ohio. We examined signatures of stable carbon isotopes (&dgr;13C) in feathers grown in the neotropics where the birds winter and hypothesized that drier habitats (as indicated by… 
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