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  1. Content type: Research

    Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) occurs in a wide range of species in birds and other animals, but the magnitude of SSD often varies with environmental conditions. In general, in the developmental stages, the larg...

    Authors: Daisuke Nomi, Teru Yuta and Itsuro Koizumi

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:10

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  2. Content type: Review

    Birds are reliable and widely used indicators for conservation planning and monitoring. We reviewed birds of the Kangchenjunga Landscape, a transboundary complex shared by Bhutan, India and Nepal in the Easter...

    Authors: Pratikshya Kandel, Ishana Thapa, Nakul Chettri, Rebecca Pradhan and Eklabya Sharma

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:9

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    A number of conservation and societal issues require understanding how species are distributed on the landscape, yet ecologists are often faced with a lack of data to develop models at the resolution and exten...

    Authors: Diann J. Prosser, Changqing Ding, R. Michael Erwin, Taej Mundkur, Jeffery D. Sullivan and Erle C. Ellis

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:7

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    Citizen science has tremendous potential in advancing scientific knowledge and improving natural resource management. To detect the wintering distribution of the endangered species Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus s...

    Authors: Qing Zeng, Qian Wei and Guangchun Lei

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:6

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    Life history traits play critical roles in population survival and evolution. Breeding information should be particularly detailed in order to provide significant insights into the population status and the ev...

    Authors: Lijun Chen, Lei Zhu, Yunbiao Hu, Pengfei Liu, Nan Lyu and Yuehua Sun

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:5

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    Meiotic recombination is an important source of genetic variability. Studies on mammals demonstrate a substantial interspecies variation in overall recombination rate, which is dependent mainly on chromosome (...

    Authors: Lyubov Malinovskaya, Elena Shnaider, Pavel Borodin and Anna Torgasheva

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:4

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    This paper describes the chick plumage of spurfowl (Pternistis) and francolin (Francolinus, Dendroperdix, Peliperdix and Scleroptila) chicks, tests its significance for phylogenetic relationships and also explore...

    Authors: Johann H. van Niekerk and Tshifhiwa G. Mandiwana-Neudani

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:2

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  8. Content type: Research

    Concerns for bird collisions with wind turbines affect the deployment of onshore and offshore wind-power plants. To avoid delays in consenting processes and to streamline the construction and operation phase, ...

    Authors: Roel May, Jens Åström, Øyvind Hamre and Espen Lie Dahl

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:33

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    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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  10. 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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  12. 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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    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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    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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    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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