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    Incubation strategies of the Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis) in relation to ambient temperature and time of day

    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...

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

    Avian Research 2017 8:19

    Published on: 20 July 2017

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    Life-history dependent relationships between plasma alkaline phosphatase activity and body condition in male Eurasian Tree Sparrows

    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...

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

    Avian Research 2017 8:18

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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    Brood sex ratio in the Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris)

    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...

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

    Avian Research 2017 8:15

    Published on: 30 June 2017

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    Avian influenza virus ecology in wild birds of Western Siberia

    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).

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

    Avian Research 2017 8:12

    Published on: 20 May 2017

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    Do migrant and resident species differ in the timing of increases in reproductive and thyroid hormone secretion and body mass? A case study in the comparison of pre-breeding physiological rhythms in the Eurasian Skylark and Asian Short-toed Lark

    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...

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

    Avian Research 2017 8:10

    Published on: 5 April 2017

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    Management factors affecting densities of common grassland birds of high elevation grasslands of eastern South Africa: Ingula as a case study

    World-wide grassland birds are in decline due to habitat loss and degradation resulting from intensive agricultural practices. Understanding how key grassland habitat attributes determine grassland bird densit...

    David H. Maphisa, Hanneline Smit-Robinson, Les G. Underhill and Res Altwegg

    Avian Research 2017 8:5

    Published on: 3 March 2017

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    Lophozonia tree cavities used for nesting by Slender-billed Parakeets (Enicognathus leptorhynchus) in the central valley of southern Chile: a potentially vanishing keystone resource

    The Slender-billed Parakeet (Enicognathus leptorhynchus) is a psittacine endemic to southern Chile and an obligate secondary cavity-nester. In the central valley of southern Chile, most (94%) of the known Slender...

    Thomas H. White Jr. and Jaime E. Jiménez

    Avian Research 2017 8:3

    Published on: 6 February 2017

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    Waterbird use of farm dams in south-eastern Australia: abundance and influence of biophysical and landscape characteristics

    While agriculture has taken much environmental water in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin, agricultural expansion has resulted in a vast number of farm dams, almost three-quarters of a million in the Murray-Dar...

    Andrew J. Hamilton, Chloé Conort, Aurore Bueno, Christopher G. Murray and James R. Grove

    Avian Research 2017 8:2

    Published on: 19 January 2017

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    Egg-spot matching in common cuckoo parasitism of the oriental reed warbler: effects of host nest availability and egg rejection

    The success of cuckoo parasitism is thought to depend largely on the extent of egg matching between cuckoo and host eggs, since poor-matching cuckoo egg would lead to more frequent egg rejection by the host. I...

    Donglai Li, Yanan Ruan, Ying Wang, Alan K. Chang, Dongmei Wan and Zhengwang Zhang

    Avian Research 2016 7:21

    Published on: 21 November 2016

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    Comparing post-release survival and habitat use by captive-bred Cabot’s Tragopan (Tragopan caboti) in an experimental test of soft-release reintroduction strategies

    Restoring a viable population by reintroduction is the ultimate goal of a large number of ex situ conservation projects for endangered animals. However, many reintroductions fail to establish a population in t...

    Boye Liu, Li Li, Huw Lloyd, Canwei Xia, Yanyun Zhang and Guangmei Zheng

    Avian Research 2016 7:19

    Published on: 25 October 2016

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    Nest predators, nest-site selection and nest success of the Emei Shan Liocichla (Liocichla omeiensis), a vulnerable babbler endemic to southwestern China

    The Emei Shan Liocichla (Liocichla omeiensis) is a globally vulnerable babbler, endemic to southwestern China. We investigated its nest predators, nest-site selection and nest success at the Laojunshan National ...

    Yiqiang Fu, Benping Chen, Simon D. Dowell and Zhengwang Zhang

    Avian Research 2016 7:18

    Published on: 24 October 2016

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