Stopover decision during migration: physiological conditions predict nocturnal restlessness in wild passerines.

@article{Fusani2009StopoverDD,
  title={Stopover decision during migration: physiological conditions predict nocturnal restlessness in wild passerines.},
  author={Leonida Fusani and Massimiliano Cardinale and Claudio Carere and Wolfgang Goymann},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={302-5}
}
During migration, a number of bird species rely on stopover sites for resting and feeding before and after crossing ecological barriers such as deserts or seas. The duration of a stopover depends on the combined effects of environmental factors, endogenous programmes and physiological conditions. Previous studies indicated that lean birds prolong their refuelling stopover compared with fat birds; however, the quantitative relationship between physiological conditions and stopover behaviour has… CONTINUE READING
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