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  1. Content type: Research

    Brain size may affect the probability of invasion of urban habitats if a relatively larger brain entails superior ability to adapt to novel environments. However, once urbanized urban environments may provide ...

    Authors: Anders Pape Møller and Johannes Erritzøe

    Citation: Avian Research 2015 6:8

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    The Russet Bush Warbler Locustella (previously Bradypterus) mandelli complex occurs in mountains in the eastern Himalayas, southern China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The taxonomy has been debated, w...

    Authors: Per Alström, Canwei Xia, Pamela C Rasmussen, Urban Olsson, Bo Dai, Jian Zhao, Paul J Leader, Geoff J Carey, Lu Dong, Tianlong Cai, Paul I Holt, Hung Le Manh, Gang Song, Yang Liu, Yanyun Zhang and Fumin Lei

    Citation: Avian Research 2015 6:9

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    The coevolutionary interaction between cuckoos and their hosts has been studied for a long time, but to date some puzzles still remain unsolved. Whether cuckoos parasitize their hosts by laying eggs randomly o...

    Authors: Canchao Yang, Fugo Takasu, Wei Liang and Anders P Møller

    Citation: Avian Research 2015 6:5

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    Passerida is the largest avian radiation within the order Passeriformes. Current understanding of the high-level relationships within Passerida is based on DNA–DNA hybridizations; however, the phylogenetic rel...

    Authors: Lina Wu, Yanfeng Sun, Juyong Li, Yaqing Li, Yuefeng Wu and Dongming Li

    Citation: Avian Research 2015 6:1

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    Acclimatization to winter conditions is an essential prerequisite for survival of small passerines of the northern temperate zone. In the present study, we measured diurnal variations in body mass, body temper...

    Authors: Lidan Zhao, Runmei Wang, Yunan Wu, Mengsi Wu, Weihong Zheng and Jinsong Liu

    Citation: Avian Research 2015 6:4

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    Flight is the central avian adaptation in evolution. Wing muscles form an important anatomical basis for avian flight, affecting wing performance and determine modes of flight. However, the roles of distal mus...

    Authors: Yan Yang, Huan Wang and Zihui Zhang

    Citation: Avian Research 2015 6:3

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    Parasites have adverse effects on the life and survival of many migratory waterbirds, especially birds on the endangered species list. Hooded Cranes are large migratory colonial waterbirds wintering in wetland...

    Authors: Wei Huang, Lizhi Zhou and Niannian Zhao

    Citation: Avian Research 2014 5:6

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    According to current taxonomy only three out of 27 Sinohimalayan leaf warbler species (Phylloscopidae) are considered genetically uniform across their entire breeding range along the Southeastern margin of the...

    Authors: Martin Päckert, Yue-Hua Sun, Balduin S Fischer, Dieter Thomas Tietze and Jochen Martens

    Citation: Avian Research 2014 5:2

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    Seasonal adjustments in body mass and energy budget are important for the survival of small birds in temperate zones. Seasonal changes in body mass, body temperature, gross energy intake (GEI), digestible ener...

    Authors: Mengsi Wu, Yuchao Xiao, Fang Yang, Limeng Zhou, Weihong Zheng and Jinsong Liu

    Citation: Avian Research 2014 5:4

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