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  1. Content type: Research

    The habitat features of breeding territory have important adaptive significance for the survival and reproduction of territory holders. The Chinese Grouse (Tetrastes sewerzowi) is a rare and endemic species with ...

    Authors: Jin-Ming Zhao, Yun Fang, Yu-Hai Ma and Yue-Hua Sun

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:32

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  2. Content type: Review

    Introgression, the incorporation of genetic material from one (sub)species into the gene pool of another by means of hybridization and backcrossing, is a common phenomenon in birds and can provide important in...

    Authors: Jente Ottenburghs, Robert H. S. Kraus, Pim van Hooft, Sipke E. van Wieren, Ronald C. Ydenberg and Herbert H. T. Prins

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:30

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    The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) has undergone dramatic population declines in many parts of Europe. It has been widely hypothesised that a lack of cavity nest sites has contributed to this decline. However ...

    Authors: Elizabeth Louise Sheldon and Simon Charles Griffith

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:29

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  4. Content type: Research

    The breeding information of most birds in Asian tropical areas, especially in limestone forests, is still poorly known. The Streaked Wren-Babbler (Napothera brevicaudata) is an uncommon tropical limestone bird wi...

    Authors: Aiwu Jiang, Demeng Jiang, Fang Zhou and Eben Goodale

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:28

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  5. Content type: Research

    Wild birds are considered to be reservoirs of human enteric pathogens and vectors of antimicrobial resistance dissemination in the environment. During their annual migration, they play a potential role in the...

    Authors: Maria Foti, Antonietta Mascetti, Vittorio Fisichella, Egidio Fulco, Bianca Maria Orlandella and Francesco Lo Piccolo

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:26

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  6. Content type: Research

    Acclimatization to winter conditions is an essential prerequisite for the survival of small birds in the northern temperate zone. Changes in photoperiod, ambient temperature and food availability trigger seaso...

    Authors: Min Li, Yingqiao Sun, Hongzhen Mao, Jinhua Xu, Weihong Zheng and Jinsong Liu

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:25

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    The Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) is a partial migrant with the populations from Eastern and Northern Europe migrating south to sub-Saharan Africa. During the autumn migration, that is peaking in Sep...

    Authors: Nicolantonio Agostini, Michele Panuccio, Alberto Pastorino, Nir Sapir and Giacomo Dell’Omo

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:24

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  8. Content type: Research

    Bone fracture frequencies and survival rates are essential parameters in skeleton evolution, but information on the functional consequences of naturally healed fractures is scarce. No leg bone fracture healing...

    Authors: Jessica Reichert, Gerald Mayr, Thomas Wilke and Winfried S. Peters

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:23

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    Birds produce alarm calls to convey information about threats. Some Passerine alarm calls consist of several note strings, but few studies have examined their function. Previous studies have shown that Japane...

    Authors: Jiangping Yu, Weiwei Lv, Hongwei Xu, Nehafta Bibi, Yangyang Yu, Yunlei Jiang, Wei Liang and Haitao Wang

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:22

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  10. Content type: Research

    The motivation of birds to proceed with migration is associated with both endogenous and exogenous factors. According to their migratory situation and to the characteristics of stopover sites, birds might exhi...

    Authors: Ning Hua, Susanne Åkesson, Qianyan Zhou and Zhijun Ma

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:20

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  11. Content type: Research

    The behavior of cranes reflects many of their survival strategies, but little has been known of the incubation strategies of cranes, in which both parents share incubation duties, in response to cold temperatu...

    Authors: Lixun Zhang, Bei An, Meilin Shu, Changming Zhao, Xiaojun Yang, Yila Suo, Yongjun Se and Xilite Dabu

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:19

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    In temperate-breeding birds, individuals must adjust their physiological states from one life-history stage to another in response to changing conditions to maximize ecological fitness. Previous evidences have...

    Authors: Yuliang Zhao, Lingjuan Gong, Baohua Zhao, Xuebin Gao, Yuefeng Wu and Dongming Li

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:18

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  13. Content type: Research

    The adjustment of sex ratios in birds can occur at the egg and nestling stages. Previous studies showed that the sex ratio was affected by environmental factors and parental condition; it may result in seasona...

    Authors: Zhifeng Ding, Fang Ji, Qiuli Huang, Longwu Wang, Aiwu Jiang, Chunlan Zhang, Yongjun Feng, Yuan Tian, Huijian Hu and Wei Liang

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:15

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    Waterbirds are globally declining as a result of habitat loss, alteration or degradation. Fishing activities may affect waterbird distribution, abundance and diversity, and traditional fishing activities often...

    Authors: K. M. Aarif, Aymen Nefla, S. B. Muzaffar, K. K. Musammilu and P. K. Prasadan

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:16

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    The Emei Shan Liocichla (Liocichla omeiensis) is an endemic bird species to southwestern China with a small geographic range. However, little was known about the genetic status of this threatened species.

    Authors: Ailin Yang, De Chen, Pengcheng Wang, Yiqiang Fu and Zhengwang Zhang

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:13

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  16. Content type: Research

    The aim of the study was to explore the ecological diversity of wild birds in Siberia, which are the natural reservoir of avian influenza virus (AIV).

    Authors: K. A. Sharshov, A. K. Yurlov, Xinxin Li, Wen Wang, Laixing Li, Yuhai Bi, Wenjun Liu, Takehiko Saito, Haruko Ogawa and A. M. Shestopalov

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:12

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    Physiological preparation for reproduction in small passerines involves the increased secretion of reproductive hormones, elevation of the metabolic rate and energy storage, all of which are essential for repr...

    Authors: Lidan Zhao, Lijun Gao, Wenyu Yang, Xianglong Xu, Weiwei Wang, Wei Liang and Shuping Zhang

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:10

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  18. Content type: Research

    Habitat selection is linked to a range of behavioral and non-habitat-related phenomena. The Snow Partridge (Lerwa lerwa) is a little known bird distributed along the Himalayas at high elevations in extreme habita...

    Authors: Hongyan Yao, Geoffrey Davison, Nan Wang, Changqing Ding and Yong Wang

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:8

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