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9th October 2017

Chasing isotope ‘ghosts’

Posted in: Conservation, endangered, feathers, fieldwork, stable isotopes, waders

Where do Slender-billed Curlews breed?

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3rd July 2017

Survival of the prettiest

Posted in: evolution, feathers, longevity, mate selection, Seabirds, survival

Does wing pattern predict longevity?

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9th January 2017


Posted in: feathers, flight, foraging, Migration, molt, moult, tracking, weather, wind

A look at the special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, examining how flying animals respond to the challenges – and opportunities – that come with moving in a medium that is, itself, on the move.

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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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1st February 2016

Carry-over effects across the annual cycle

Posted in: corticosterone, feathers, overwintering, population dynamics

The Louisiana Waterthrush

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