Rapid microevolution of migratory behaviour in a wild bird species

@article{Berthold1992RapidMO,
  title={Rapid microevolution of migratory behaviour in a wild bird species},
  author={P. Berthold and A. Helbig and G. Mohr and U. Querner},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1992},
  volume={360},
  pages={668-670}
}
THE Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla, a widespread Palearctic migratory bird, rarely wintered in Britain until the 1950s. The winter population has since increased to several thousand birds1,2. Ringing indicates that these are not British Blackcaps forestalling migration, but birds breeding in Continental Europe reaching Britain on a novel westerly migration route3,4. The proportion of north-western migrants among Blackcaps ringed in parts of Germany and Austria has increased from 0% before 1960 to… Expand
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