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16th October 2017

Parrots in an urban jungle

Posted in: breeding, nesting, parrot, urban birds

Winters are fine, cars are not – wild parrots in Germany

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11th September 2017

Early birds do not catch the “extra worm”

Posted in: breeding, extra pair paternity, migrant

Pied Flycatchers do not gain more extra-pair paternity by arriving earlier

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17th October 2016

Drab females are warm mothers

Posted in: breeding, feathers, incubation, mate selection, nesting, plumage

Less pigmented females have warm brood patches

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27th June 2016

The secret sex life of the Brown-headed Nuthatch

Posted in: breeding, cooperative breeding, extra pair paternity, forest birds, Genetics, parental care

Is there extra-pair paternity in the cooperatively breeding Brown-headed Nuthatch?

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18th April 2016

What do Great Tit pairs talk about?

Posted in: behaviour, breeding, communications, nesting, pair communications, parental care

Great tit pairs discuss at the nest during breeding, but why?

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7th March 2016

Avian camouflage really does hinder predators

Posted in: adaptation, behaviour, breeding, camouflage, cryptic, eggs, evolution, habitat

Camouflage does protect nesting birds from being eaten

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29th February 2016

Eagles and agriculture can co-exist

Posted in: agriculture, breeding, land use, productivity, raptors

Good news! Land use change is not necessarily detrimental to Verreaux’s Eagles

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25th January 2016

The plight of the Egyptian Vulture . . .

Posted in: behaviour, Bird Protection, breeding, communal, Conservation, Disturbance, endangered, nesting, population dynamics, raptors, roost, Science

. . . and hopes for the future

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11th January 2016

Living close, doing differently

Posted in: bird communities, breeding, colour ringing/banding, Science, Seabirds, tracking, winter, wintering

Breeding and wintering Mediterranean Gulls do not mix

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7th December 2015

New insights into the effects of climate change on Europe’s breeding birds

Posted in: adaptation, bird communities, breeding, climate change, ecology, migrant, phenology, Science

Effects of changing seasonal weather conditions

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23rd November 2015

Survival out the nest: southern birds do best

Posted in: adult survival, breeding, colour ringing/banding, evolution, fledgling survival, life history, survival, tracking

Why?

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2nd November 2015

Birdfields

Posted in: biodiversity, bird communities, breeding, Conferences, Farmland birds, foraging, habitat, raptors, Science, tracking

Improving foraging conditions for Montagu’s Harriers

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26th October 2015

Nesting in the muck

Posted in: behaviour, bird communities, breeding, habitat, Science

Black Larks’ love for dung

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28th September 2015

Can Icelandic Whimbrels rise from the ashes?

Posted in: bird communities, breeding, Conservation, Disturbance, habitat, Science, shorebirds, waders

When in Spring 2010 Eyjafjallajökull’s volcanic eruption grounded most of the western world, Icelandic Whimbrels kept pushing North through the dust cloud.   José A. Alves Universities of Aveiro (CESAM) and Iceland   LINKED PAPER The effects of habitat type and volcanic eruptions on the breeding demography of Icelandic Whimbrels Numenius phaeopus. Katrínardóttir, B., Alves, […]

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7th September 2015

Parental resource allocation varies throughout offspring development

Posted in: bird communities, breeding, foraging, Science, Seabirds

Response to changing offspring energy demands

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24th August 2015

Nest survival in agricultural grasslands

Posted in: breeding, Farmland birds, habitat, mortality, Science, shorebirds, tracking, waders, wetlands

What works?

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17th August 2015

When is owl on the menu?

Posted in: breeding, mortality, News, predation

Eggs to go . . .

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20th July 2015

Tracking seabird mortality induced by light pollution

Posted in: breeding, light pollution, mortality, News, Science, Seabirds, tracking

Impact of artificial lights on seabird fledglings

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