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26th March 2020

Fledging into the wild

Posted in: automated radiotelemetry, mark‐recapture, MOTUS, survival, tracking

What determines survival of juvenile Barn Swallows during the post-fledgling period?

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25th March 2020

Urban birds need to be smart or fast-breeding

Posted in: life history, News, urban birds

Brain size and life history interact to predict urban tolerance in birds

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23rd March 2020

Tracking Red-billed Tropicbirds

Posted in: foraging, geolocator, gps tags, News, Seabirds

Investigating the foraging ecology of tropicbirds around Cape Verde

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12th March 2020

Decline of the cuckoo

Posted in: breeding, Conservation, cuckoos, distribution, habitat selection, News, population dynamics, wetlands

What factors are responsible for decrease in Cuckoo numbers across the UK?

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10th March 2020

#BOUscicommAwards – The Winners!

Posted in: News, sciblogging, scicomm, science communication, social media, Twitter

It’s a pleasure to announce the winners of our first-ever science communication awards!

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9th March 2020

New insights from old eggs

Posted in: egg shape, eggs, Seabirds

The shape and thickness of Great Auk eggs

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5th March 2020

#WSTC6 – 6th World Seabird Twitter Conference

Posted in: Conferences, scicomm, science communication, Seabirds, twitter conference

Information including keynotes and abstract submission (until 15 March)

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2nd March 2020

Ornithomycology: an overlooked field of study

Posted in: cavity nesting, fungi (diet), mycophagy, nutrition, ornithomycology

The ecological significance of symbiotic associations between birds and fungi

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27th February 2020

Nesting on the edge

Posted in: bird communities, breeding, eggs, experiment, nesting, News

Experimental study explores predation rates on nests along forest edges.

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26th February 2020

The forgotten Breckland Curlew – another predation victim

Posted in: Conservation, Disturbance, grassland, nest predation, waders

Is ground-disturbance management the answer for protection of breeding Curlew?

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20th February 2020

Round Island fieldwork

Posted in: BOU, BOU Warham Student, BOU-funded, breeding, breeding biology, camara traps, early career, early-career researcher, ECR, hybridization, islands, islands birds, monitoring, passive monitoring, remote sensing, Seabirds

Warham PhD Student Kirsty Franklin, tells us about her first field season in the Indian Ocean

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17th February 2020

Rufous-collared Sparrow, the Grey

Posted in: News

Assessing the genomic basis behind phenotypic differentiation

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13th February 2020

Fragmentation in Florida

Posted in: connectivity, forest birds, Genetics, population structure

How does habitat loss influence the genetic structure of the Brown-headed Nuthatch?

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10th February 2020

Do back-pack transmitters affect breeding performance?

Posted in: nesting success, News, satellite tracking, tracking

No effect of back-pack transmitters on breeding performance in a migratory bustard

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3rd February 2020

Harike Pattan

Posted in: monitoring, waterbirds, wetlands

A forgotten treasure of migratory birds of India

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30th January 2020

Singing the right song

Posted in: behaviour, bird song, News, territoriality, vocalizations

Rufous-capped Warblers adjust their songs to the social context.

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27th January 2020

Are closely related species always good surrogates?

Posted in: lead poisoning, scavengers, surrogate species

Differences in blood lead contamination between scavenging birds do not support the use of Black Vultures as a surrogate for Andean Condors

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