Travelling to breed

  title={Travelling to breed},
  author={Rudolf H. Drent and Anthony D. Fox and Julia Stahl},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
Traditionally, investigation of the dynamics of avian migration has been heavily biased towards the autumn return trip to the wintering quarters. Since the migratory prelude to breeding has direct fitness consequences, the European Science Foundation recently redressed the balance and sponsored a workshop on spring travels. We here survey the findings elucidating the complications arising during migration directed towards the breeding quarters. The evidence that early nesting confers advantage… CONTINUE READING
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