Why fly the extra mile? Latitudinal trend in migratory fuel deposition rate as driver of trans‐equatorial long‐distance migration

@inproceedings{AharonRotman2016WhyFT,
  title={Why fly the extra mile? Latitudinal trend in migratory fuel deposition rate as driver of trans‐equatorial long‐distance migration},
  author={Yaara Aharon‐Rotman and Ken Gosbell and Clive Minton and Marcel Klaassen},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2016}
}
Trans-equatorial long-distance migrations of high-latitude breeding animals have been attributed to narrow ecological niche widths. We suggest an alternative hypothesis postulating that trans-equatorial migrations result from a possible increase in the rate at which body stores to fuel migration are deposited with absolute latitude; that is, longer, migrations away from the breeding grounds surpassing the equator may actually enhance fueling rates on the nonbreeding grounds and therewith the… CONTINUE READING
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