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  1. The Rufous-backed Bunting, Emberiza jankowskii, is an endangered species that is primarily distributed in Inner Mongolia, China. The main threats to the continued persistence of this species are habitat loss and ...

    Authors: Shi Li, Dan Li, Lishi Zhang, Weiping Shang, Bo Qin and Yunlei Jiang

    Citation: Avian Research 2021 12:7

    Content type: Research

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  2. The Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) is a species of high international conservation interest. We analyzed its hunting behavior at the two largest colonies in Italy during the nestling period. Using accurate...

    Authors: Marco Gustin and Alessandro Ferrarini

    Citation: Avian Research 2021 12:6

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  3. To understand the dietary composition of the highly aerial swift (Apodidae), ecologists conventionally depend on the morphological identification of prey items from food boluses or stomach contents, but these ...

    Authors: Chun Ting Chung, Hok Sze Wong, Man Long Kwok, Qi Meng and King Ming Chan

    Citation: Avian Research 2021 12:5

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  4. There is increasing interest in evaluating home-range overlap (or, otherwise, segregation) between bird species, and between or within bird populations, to inform spatial planning. So far, studies of home-rang...

    Authors: Alessandro Ferrarini, Giuseppe Giglio, Stefania Caterina Pellegrino and Marco Gustin

    Citation: Avian Research 2021 12:4

    Content type: Methodology

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  5. Land-use change is one of the main drivers of the global erosion of biodiversity. In that context, it is crucial to understand how landscape characteristics drive the presence of rare endangered species. Never...

    Authors: Bertille Mohring, François Brischoux and Frédéric Angelier

    Citation: Avian Research 2021 12:3

    Content type: Research

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  6. Patterns of rarity can be explained by reproductive rates, levels of endemism, and habitat specificity, and knowledge on these parameters is important to understand the levels of vulnerability of each species ...

    Authors: Daniel F. Perrella, Paulo V. Q. Zima and Mercival R. Francisco

    Citation: Avian Research 2021 12:2

    Content type: Research

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  7. The Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) breeds across the high plains and plateau of Central Asia and winters in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP), the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and the Indian sub-continent. Of the two r...

    Authors: Junjian Zhang, Yanbo Xie, Laixing Li, Nyambayar Batbayar, Xueqin Deng, Iderbat Damba, Fanjuan Meng, Lei Cao and Anthony David Fox

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:49

    Content type: Research

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  8. Reconciling agriculture and biodiversity conservation is a challenge given the growing demand for agricultural products. In recent decades, Argentina has witnessed agricultural expansion and intensification af...

    Authors: Andrea P. Goijman, Michael J. Conroy, Vanina D. Varni, Jeffrey J. Thompson and María Elena Zaccagnini

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:48

    Content type: Research

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  9. In this study, we report an unusual homing behavior of the Sichuan Partridge (Arborophila rufipectus) at the Laojunshan National Nature Reserve, Sichuan Province, China. Hen Sichuan Partridges led the chicks back...

    Authors: Yiqiang Fu, Shufang Wang, Benping Chen, Simon Dowell and Zhengwang Zhang

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:47

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  10. Flying birds, especially those that hover, need to meet high energetic demands. Birds that meet this demand through nectarivory face the added challenges of maintaining homeostasis in the face of spikes in blo...

    Authors: Alexander M. Myrka, Tooba Shah, Jason T. Weir and Kenneth C. Welch Jr.

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:44

    Content type: Research

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  11. The Elegant Pitta (Pitta elegans) complex displays a remarkable diversity of morphological and bioacoustic traits across five taxa currently recognized as subspecies. They differ in plumage characteristics (such ...

    Authors: Arya Y. Yue, Elize Y. X. Ng, James A. Eaton and Frank E. Rheindt

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:42

    Content type: Research

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  12. The allocation of resources between offspring size and number is a central question of life-history theory. Although several studies have tested the existence of this trade-off, few studies have investigated h...

    Authors: Zitan Song, Xin Lin, Pinjia Que, Naerhulan Halimubieke, Qin Huang, Zhengwang Zhang, Tamás Székely and Yang Liu

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:40

    Content type: Research

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  13. In this paper, we present evidence that biologging is strongly correlated with eye irritation, with sometimes severely impairing effects. A migratory population of the Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita, NBI)...

    Authors: Johannes Fritz, Barbara Eberhard, Corinna Esterer, Bernhard Goenner, Daniela Trobe, Markus Unsoeld, Bernhard Voelkl, Helena Wehner and Alexandra Scope

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:38

    Content type: Research

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  14. Extra-pair paternity (EPP) in birds provides benefits in terms of more offspring, and characteristics for maintenance of this behaviour have been the subject of investigation. Microorganisms are known to be tr...

    Authors: Anders Pape Møller, Jørgen Skavdal Søraker and Juan José Soler

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:37

    Content type: Research

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  15. Small birds in temperate habitats must either migrate, or adjust aspects of their morphology, physiology and behavior to cope with seasonal change in temperature and photoperiod. It is, however, difficult to a...

    Authors: Lin Li, Jingru Ge, Sangyu Zheng, Lihong Hong, Xini Zhang, Ming Li and Jinsong Liu

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:35

    Content type: Research

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  16. Among urban stimuli, anthropogenic noise has been identified to be one of the behavioral drivers of species that rely on acoustic signals for communication. Studies have shown both species-specific and assembl...

    Authors: Cecilia Odette Carral-Murrieta, Michelle García-Arroyo, Oscar H. Marín-Gómez, J. Roberto Sosa-López and Ian MacGregor-Fors

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:32

    Content type: Research

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  17. Evaluating relationships between avian populations and their habitat is important for understanding the biology of these species and for management decisions that improve the effectiveness of restoration pract...

    Authors: Camilo Loaiza, Olga L. Montenegro, David King, Manuel Spínola, Lilibeth Arinda Palacio and Agustín Rudas

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:33

    Content type: Research

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  18. Patterns of biological diversity and richness can vary along the elevational gradients among mountain systems making it difficult to conclude the general pattern. The drivers of such pattern are also poorly kn...

    Authors: Naresh Pandey, Laxman Khanal and Mukesh Kumar Chalise

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:31

    Content type: Research

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  19. Our understanding of any impacts of swans on other waterbirds (including other swans), and potential effects on waterbird community structure, remain limited by a paucity of fundamental behavioural and ecologi...

    Authors: Kevin A. Wood, Phoebe Ham, Jake Scales, Eleanor Wyeth and Paul E. Rose

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:30

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  20. The dynamics and structure of many bird communities are changing due to the global warming and changes in the land use and management. The Ebro Valley constitutes one of the chief wintering areas for several p...

    Authors: Juan Arizaga, Daniel Alonso, Ariñe Crespo, Xabier Esparza, Efrén Fernández, Iñigo López, David Martín and Antonio Vilches

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:29

    Content type: Research

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  21. Research activities have often been thought to potentially influence avian nesting success by increasing nest predation rates. Although recent studies of species building open nests and cavity nests suggest th...

    Authors: Qian Hu, Ye Wen, Gaoyang Yu, Jiangnan Yin, Haohui Guan, Lei Lv, Pengcheng Wang, Jiliang Xu, Yong Wang, Zhengwang Zhang and Jianqiang Li

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:28

    Content type: Research

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  22. We report for the first time the occurrence of heteroplasmy in Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) revealed by means of two mitochondrial fragments. The possible serious biological and management implications of this ...

    Authors: Claudia Pizzirani, Paolo Viola, Federica Gabbianelli, Anna Fagotti, Francesca Simoncelli, Ines Di Rosa, Paolo Salvi, Andrea Amici and Livia Lucentini

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:27

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  23. Although urbanization is threatening biodiversity worldwide, the increasing green urban spaces could harbor relatively high biodiversity. Therefore, how to maintain the biodiversity in urban ecosystem is cruci...

    Authors: Chenxia Liang, Jun Liu, Bin Pan, Na Wang, Jie Yang, Guisheng Yang and Gang Feng

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:26

    Content type: Research

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  24. Unlike resident birds, migratory birds are generally believed to have evolved to enhance flight efficiency; however, direct evidence is still scarce due to the difficulty of measuring the flight speed and mech...

    Authors: Yang Wang, Yuan Yin, Zhipeng Ren, Chuan Jiang, Yanfeng Sun, Juyong Li, Ghulam Nabi, Yuefeng Wu and Dongming Li

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:25

    Content type: Research

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  25. Conserving migratory birds is challenging due to their reliance on multiple distant sites at different stages of their annual life cycle. The concept of “flyway”, which refers to all areas covered by the breed...

    Authors: Fenliang Kuang, Jonathan T. Coleman, Chris J. Hassell, Kar-Sin K. Leung, Grace Maglio, Wanjuan Ke, Chuyu Cheng, Jiayuan Zhao, Zhengwang Zhang and Zhijun Ma

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:24

    Content type: Research

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  26. The Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) (hereafter Pochard), a widespread and common freshwater diving duck in the Palearctic, was reclassified in 2015 from Least Concern to Vulnerable IUCN status based on rapid decli...

    Authors: Alexander Mischenko, Anthony David Fox, Saulius Švažas, Olga Sukhanova, Alexandre Czajkowski, Sergey Kharitonov, Yuri Lokhman, Oleg Ostrovsky and Daiva Vaitkuvienė

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:23

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  27. While nest attentiveness plays a critical role in the reproductive success of avian species, nest attentiveness data with high temporal resolution is not available for many species. However, improvements in bo...

    Authors: Jeffery D. Sullivan, Paul R. Marbán, Jennifer M. Mullinax, David F. Brinker, Peter C. McGowan, Carl R. Callahan and Diann J. Prosser

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:22

    Content type: Research

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  28. Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) is a species distributed in the Eurasian continent and North Africa, and inhabiting mainly in Saitama Prefecture in Japan. Eurasian Collared Dove is one of the most ...

    Authors: Kazuya Nagai, Yusuke Takahashi, Ken-ichi Tokita, Tomomi Anzai, Kiyoshi Uchida and Fumihito Nakayama

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:21

    Content type: Research

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  29. In the past decades, birdwatching as a hobby developed rapidly and produced ample scientific records that have aided conservation efforts. Therefore, it is increasingly attractive to promote avian research by ...

    Authors: Yan Zhou, Anping Chen, Jenny Q. Ouyang, Yanlin Liu, Aiyu Zheng, Zaixi Yang, Yong Zhang, Bin Wang, Yifei Jia, Shengwu Jiao, Qing Zeng and Changhu Lu

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:19

    Content type: Research

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  30. Parrots (Psittacidae Family) are one of the most colorful groups of birds in the world, their colors produced both structurally and via unusual pigments (psittacofulvins). Most species are considered to be mon...

    Authors: Macarena Morales, Deysi J. Gigena, Santiago M. Benitez-Vieyra and Diego J. Valdez

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:18

    Content type: Research

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  31. Geographical distribution of endemic species and its multiple scale drivers are an important topic in biodiversity conservation, because these species are especially vulnerable to climate change and habitat de...

    Authors: Gang Feng, Xiongwei Huang, Lingfeng Mao, Na Wang, Xueting Yang and Yanping Wang

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:17

    Content type: Research

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  32. Gut microbiota play crucial roles in host health. Wild birds and domestic poultry often occupy sympatric habitats, which facilitate the mutual transmission of intestinal microbes. However, the distinct intesti...

    Authors: Rong Fu, Xingjia Xiang, Yuanqiu Dong, Lei Cheng and Lizhi Zhou

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:13

    Content type: Research

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  33. The Oriental Stork (Ciconia boyciana) breeds in southeastern Siberia and parts of northeast China, and winters mainly in southeast China. Although the autumn migration pattern of Oriental Storks has been previous...

    Authors: Shujuan Fan, Qingshan Zhao, Hongbin Li, Baoguang Zhu, Shubin Dong, Yanbo Xie, Lei Cao and Anthony David Fox

    Citation: Avian Research 2020 11:10

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