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13th August 2018

More species of Magpie than previously thought?

Posted in: evolution

Is the Eurasian Magpie Pica pica better treated as five different species?   Per Alström Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University, Sweden Gang Song Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China     LINKED PAPER Complete taxon sampling of the avian genus Pica (magpies) reveals ancient relictual populations and synchronous Late-Pleistocene demographic […]

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6th August 2018

Birds of many feathers flock together

Posted in: community ecology, Disturbance, species interactions

Exploring bird associations across environmental and human disturbance gradients

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30th July 2018

Conspecific brood parasitism in Prothonotary Warblers

Posted in: breeding biology, brood parasitism, fledglings, Genetics, nest monitoring, nesting, nesting success, News

Parasites or orphans? What are the costs of raising additional, unrelated chicks?

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25th July 2018

Twitter masterclass 15

Posted in: scicomm, science communication, Twitter

Tag it! Adding social media tags to your presentations

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23rd July 2018

Lyrebirds are truffle-eating foodies!

Posted in: diet, diet composition, foraging, fungi (diet), seed/spore dispersal (diet)

Are lyrebirds and their relatives an overlooked disperser of fungi?

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16th July 2018

Evolution of a mountain specialist family, the accentors

Posted in: evolution, Taxonomy

How accentors have diverged and expanded rapidly across the Palearctic

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9th July 2018

Little Bustard habitat selection and traffic noise pollution

Posted in: Disturbance, noise pollution, road traffic, steppe birds

How does traffic noise influence the spatial distribution of Little Bustards?

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2nd July 2018

Embryo development and blood parasites

Posted in: avian malaria, incubation, parasites

Slow embryo development is associated with increased resistance to blood parasites

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25th June 2018

Legal imports and feral parakeets in Spain

Posted in: non-natives

Legal trade in captive birds is key to the establishment of wild populations of two alien invasive species   Lucrecia Souviron-Priego Antonio Román Muñoz Grupo de Biogeografía, Diversidad y Conservación, Departamento de Biología Animal, Universidad de Málaga, Spain Agustín Carretero SEO/BirdLife, Spain     LINKED PAPER The legal international wildlife trade favours invasive species establishment: […]

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18th June 2018

Song evolution in the ‘blue’ cardinals

Posted in: bird song, evolution, song

What do nymphs, pan pipes and bird song have in common?

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11th June 2018

Beavers facilitate Teals at different scales

Posted in: breeding, habitat, wetlands

Favouring beavers promotes biodiversity, including waterbirds

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4th June 2018

Yellowhammers tweet with regional hashtags

Posted in: bird song, citizen science

Citizen scientists help to map regional birdsong dialects across Europe

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30th May 2018

Is life longer in the tropics?

Posted in: survival, tropical birds

Forest passerine survival rates go down with increasing latitude

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21st May 2018

What’s a mountain?

Posted in: alpine birds, climate change

Which species are ‘mountain birds’ and what is their status in a fast-changing environment?

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14th May 2018

Understanding the role of large raptors in modified ecosystems

Posted in: bird communities, birds of prey, ecology, predation, raptors

Influence of large raptors on other predator species

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7th May 2018

Light pollution and young Manx Shearwaters

Posted in: light pollution, Seabirds

How does the combination of light and weather affect Manx shearwaters in Scotland?

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30th April 2018

The year-round benefits of occupying preferred habitat

Posted in: adult survival, habitat, habitat selection, winter

Do habitat features that influence over-winter survival also influence reproductive success in a territorial, year-round resident?

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23rd April 2018

Is it all about publishing?

Posted in: careers, Conferences, early career, early-career researcher, ECR

How to maximise your chances of an academic career

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