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  1. 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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    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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    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...

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

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:5

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    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...

    Authors: Thomas H. White Jr. and Jaime E. Jiménez

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:3

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    The Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) Linnaeus, 1758 is the most widespread pheasant in the world and widely introduced as a game bird. Increasing needs for conservation genetics and management of both wild a...

    Authors: Biao Wang, Xuan Xie, Simin Liu, Xuejing Wang, Hong Pang and Yang Liu

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:4

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    Geographic variation in body size is assumed to reflect adaptation to local environmental conditions. Although Bergmann’s rule is usually sufficient to explain such variation in homeotherms, some exceptions ha...

    Authors: Yanfeng Sun, Mo Li, Gang Song, Fumin Lei, Dongming Li and Yuefeng Wu

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:1

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    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...

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

    Citation: Avian Research 2017 8:2

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    The Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) is an endangered bird species and while the wild population continues to decrease in China, the captive population has dramatically increased over the last two decades. We...

    Authors: Daqing Zhou, Xin Xia, Wanggu Xu, Haonan Zhang, Zhedong Qian, Jun Gao, Zhi Wang and Mingkang Jiang

    Citation: Avian Research 2016 7:22

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    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...

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

    Citation: Avian Research 2016 7:21

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    In birds, the trade-off between the quality and number of nestlings is one of the most important theories of the evolution of life history of birds, which is closely related with climate. We investigated varia...

    Authors: Sen Song, Jiani Chen, Bo Jiang and Naifa Liu

    Citation: Avian Research 2016 7:20

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    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...

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

    Citation: Avian Research 2016 7:19

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: Avian Research 2016 7:18

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  14. Content type: Short Report

    A recent global review of birds caught in spider webs reported only three Asian cases. Given this surprisingly low number, I made a concerted effort to obtain additional Asian cases from the literature, the i...

    Authors: Bruno A. Walther

    Citation: Avian Research 2016 7:16

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    We investigated the impact of human recreational disturbances on the distribution of birds along a popular nature trail in Sinhararja World Heritage Forest, Sri Lanka. It was hypothesized that visual and noise...

    Authors: Nilusha S. Alwis, Priyan Perera and Nihal P. Dayawansa

    Citation: Avian Research 2016 7:15

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    The Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus) is a widespread brood parasite in Asia, but no data on host species utilization in Bangladesh exist. By searching for nests of all possible host species of the Plaintiv...

    Authors: Mominul Islam Nahid, Frode Fossøy, Sajeda Begum, Eivin Røskaft and Bård G. Stokke

    Citation: Avian Research 2016 7:14

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    As one of the most elaborate and diverse sexual signals, bird songs are prominent among mate choice criteria. Females generally prefer mates with larger repertoire size, which promotes the evolution of song co...

    Authors: Nan Lyu, Jinlin Li and Yue-Hua Sun

    Citation: Avian Research 2016 7:10

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    The capacity for thermogenesis is considered part of an animal’s adaptive strategy for survival, and basal metabolic rate (BMR) is one of the fundamental physiological standards for assessing the energy cost o...

    Authors: Minlan Bai, Xujian Wu, Kejing Cai, Weihong Zheng and Jinsong Liu

    Citation: Avian Research 2016 7:11

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