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  1. Intentional winter bird feeding in gardens is one of the most common interactions between birds and humans. Because feeding may have both desired effects (provisioning of nutritious food for under-nourished bi...

    Authors: Piotr Tryjanowski, Anders Pape Møller, Federico Morelli, Piotr Indykiewicz, Piotr Zduniak and Łukasz Myczko

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:16

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  2. In coevolutionary interactions between brood parasites and their hosts, host parents are under strong selection to evolve defenses against parasitism. Egg rejection is an efficient and common defense against p...

    Authors: Juan Huo, Canchao Yang, Tongping Su, Wei Liang and Anders Pape Møller

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:12

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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Review

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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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  12. 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

    Content type: Review

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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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  33. 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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