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  1. Research

    The rediscovery of Strix butleri (Hume, 1878) in Oman and Iran, with molecular resolution of the identity of Strix omanensis Robb, van den Berg and Constantine, 2013

    Many species of owls (Strigidae) represent cryptic species and their taxonomic study is in flux. In recent years, two new species of owls of the genus Strix have been described from the Middle East by different r...

    Magnus S. Robb, George Sangster, Mansour Aliabadian, Arnoud B. van den Berg, Mark Constantine, Martin Irestedt, Ali Khani, Seyed Babak Musavi, João M. G. Nunes, Maïa Sarrouf Willson and Alyn J. Walsh

    Avian Research 2016 7:7

    Published on: 27 April 2016

  2. Research

    Genomic insights into hybridization in a localized region of sympatry between pewee sister species (Contopus sordidulus × C. virens) and their chromosomal patterns of differentiation

    The Great Plains of the United States includes a large number of hybrid and contact zones between bird species. The amount of gene flow between sister species in these zones ranges from very rare hybridization...

    Joseph D. Manthey and Mark B. Robbins

    Avian Research 2016 7:6

    Published on: 29 March 2016

  3. Research

    Experimental evidence for ovarian hypofunction in sparrow hybrids

    Postzygotic isolation in the form of reduced viability and/or fertility of hybrids may help maintain species boundaries in the face of interspecific gene flow. Past hybridization events between house sparrows (Pa...

    Fabrice Eroukhmanoff, Melissah Rowe, Emily R. A. Cramer, Fredrik Haas, Jo S. Hermansen, Anna Runemark, Arild Johnsen and Glenn-Peter Sætre

    Avian Research 2016 7:3

    Published on: 24 February 2016

  4. Research

    Integrative taxonomy of the Plain-backed Thrush (Zoothera mollissima) complex (Aves, Turdidae) reveals cryptic species, including a new species

    The Plain-backed Thrush Zoothera mollissima breeds in the Himalayas and mountains of central China. It was long considered conspecific with the Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni, until these were shown to be br...

    Per Alström, Pamela C. Rasmussen, Chao Zhao, Jingzi Xu, Shashank Dalvi, Tianlong Cai, Yuyan Guan, Ruiying Zhang, Mikhail V. Kalyakin, Fumin Lei and Urban Olsson

    Avian Research 2016 7:1

    Published on: 20 January 2016

  5. Research

    DNA reveals long-distance partial migratory behavior in a cryptic owl lineage

    The Brown Hawk Owl complex is said to consist of three species, the Brown Boobook (Ninox scutulata), the Chocolate Boobook (Ninox randi) and the Northern Boobook (Ninox japonica), which includes the nominate migr...

    Keren R. Sadanandan, David J. X. Tan, Kolbjørn Schjølberg, Philip D. Round and Frank E. Rheindt

    Avian Research 2015 6:25

    Published on: 14 December 2015

  6. Methodology

    Noninvasive and nondestructive sampling for avian microsatellite genotyping: a case study on the vulnerable Chinese Egret (Egretta eulophotes)

    Noninvasive and nondestructive DNA sampling techniques are becoming more important in genetic studies because they can provide genetic material from wild animals with less or even without disturbance, which is...

    Yufei Dai, Qingxian Lin, Wenzhen Fang, Xiaoping Zhou and Xiaolin Chen

    Avian Research 2015 6:24

    Published on: 4 December 2015

  7. Research

    The stoichiometric approach in determining total evaporative water loss and the relationship between evaporative and non-evaporative heat loss in two resting bird species: passerine and non-passerine

    Evaporation is of significant ecological interest. Evaporation from an animal always results in a decrease in the temperature of the surface from which the evaporation occurs. Therefore, evaporation is a one-w...

    Valery M. Gavrilov

    Avian Research 2015 6:19

    Published on: 6 October 2015

  8. Research

    Rapid increase in numbers and change of land-use in two expanding Columbidae species (Columba palumbus and Streptopelia decaocto) in Algeria

    Investigating population ecology of urban bird species, particularly the invasive and expending species, is the key for the success of urban management and planning strategies.

    Djamel Bendjoudi, Jean-François Voisin, Salaheddine Doumandji, Amel Merabet, Nassima Benyounes and Haroun Chenchouni

    Avian Research 2015 6:18

    Published on: 23 September 2015

  9. Research

    A multilocus molecular phylogeny for the avian genus Liocichla (Passeriformes: Leiothrichidae: Liocichla)

    Historically the babblers have been assigned to the family Timaliidae but several recent studies have attempted to rest the taxonomy of this diverse passerine assemblage on a more firm evolutionary footing. Th...

    Herman L Mays, Bailey D McKay, Dieter Thomas Tietze, Cheng-Te Yao, Lindsey N Miller, Kathleen N Moreland and Fumin Lei

    Avian Research 2015 6:17

    Published on: 5 August 2015

  10. Review

    The structure of mixed-species bird flocks, and their response to anthropogenic disturbance, with special reference to East Asia

    Mixed-species flocks of birds are distributed world-wide and can be especially dominant in temperate forests during the non-breeding season and in tropical rainforests year-round. We review from a community ec...

    Eben Goodale, Ping Ding, Xiaohu Liu, Ari Martínez, Xingfeng Si, Mitch Walters and Scott K. Robinson

    Avian Research 2015 6:14

    Published on: 1 August 2015

  11. Research

    Identification of coastal wetlands of international importance for waterbirds: a review of China Coastal Waterbird Surveys 2005–2013

    China’s coastal wetlands belong to some of the most threatened ecosystems worldwide. The loss and degradation of these wetlands seriously threaten waterbirds that depend on wetlands.

    Qingquan Bai, Jianzhong Chen, Zhihong Chen, Guotai Dong, Jiangtian Dong, Wenxiao Dong, Vivian Wing Kan Fu, Yongxiang Han, Gang Lu, Jing Li, Yang Liu, Zhi Lin, Derong Meng, Jonathan Martinez, Guanghui Ni, Kai Shan…

    Avian Research 2015 6:12

    Published on: 11 July 2015

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