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  1. Content type: Research

    Incubating birds must balance the conflict between thermal needs of the developing embryos and their self-maintenance needs for energy. The Chinese Grouse (Tetrastes sewerzowi) lives in high mountain conifer fore...

    Authors: Mei Shi, Yun Fang, Jin-ming Zhao, Siegfried Klaus, Yingxin Jiang, Jon E. Swenson and Yue-Hua Sun

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:23

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  2. Content type: Review

    Hybridization is not always limited to two species; often multiple species are interbreeding. In birds, there are numerous examples of species that hybridize with multiple other species. The advent of genomic ...

    Authors: Jente Ottenburghs

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:20

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  3. Content type: Research

    Understanding geographic distributions of species is a crucial step in spatial planning for biodiversity conservation, particularly as regards changes in response to global climate change. This information is ...

    Authors: Benedictus Freeman, Daniel Jiménez-García, Benjamin Barca and Matthew Grainger

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:22

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  4. Content type: Research

    Migration theory suggests, and some empirical studies show, that in order to compete for the best breeding sites and increase reproductive success, long-distance avian migrants tend to adopt a time minimizatio...

    Authors: Xueqin Deng, Qingshan Zhao, Lei Fang, Zhenggang Xu, Xin Wang, Haoren He, Lei Cao and Anthony David Fox

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:19

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  5. Content type: Research

    Birdsong is an important form of communication that plays an important role in territorial defense and mate attraction by conveying valuable information. While body-size and song frequency are often negatively...

    Authors: Jiaojiao Wang, Jianping Liu, Zhenqun Zhang, Hongxin Ren, Lijie Gao and Jianhua Hou

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:18

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  6. Content type: Research

    Nest construction is a key element of avian reproductive behaviour and the result is often a complex structure that is used for incubation of eggs, which represents an extended phenotype. It is known that nest...

    Authors: Kevin B. Briggs, Lucia E. Biddle and D. Charles Deeming

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:17

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  7. Content type: Research

    Bringing free-living animals into captivity subjects them to the stress of both capture and captivity, leading to the alteration of normal physiological processes and behaviors through activation of the hypoth...

    Authors: Mo Li, Weiwei Zhu, Yang Wang, Yanfeng Sun, Juyong Li, Xuelu Liu, Yuefeng Wu, Xuebin Gao and Dongming Li

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:16

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  8. Content type: Research

    Inland wetlands are crucial for biodiversity conservation, especially in highly-urbanized landscapes. In the European Union, many wetlands are included in the EU ‘Natura 2000’ network, the main tool for biodiv...

    Authors: Michelangelo Morganti, Milo Manica, Giuseppe Bogliani, Marco Gustin, Federica Luoni, Paolo Trotti, Vincenzo Perin and Mattia Brambilla

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:15

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  9. Content type: Research

    The broadcast song of the Tambourine Dove (Turtur tympanistria) is a repetitive coo series produced in a very stereotyped way. The song is similar to those of the other species within the Turtur genus and likely ...

    Authors: Tomasz S. Osiejuk, Bartłomiej Żbikowski, Amie Wheeldon and Michał Budka

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:14

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  10. Content type: Research

    The Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) is a characteristic waterbird species of inland wetlands in northeastern Algeria. Its wintering behavior in relation to changes of local abundances and foraging group density is poo...

    Authors: Djamel Bensizerara and Haroun Chenchouni

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:12

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  11. Content type: Research

    Ring wear and loss may have important consequences for mark-recapture studies that aim to estimate survival trends. Our study quantifies the rates of wear and loss from a long-running colour-ringing project of...

    Authors: Andrew M. Allen, Bruno J. Ens, Martijn van de Pol, Henk van der Jeugd, Magali Frauendorf, Henk-Jan van der Kolk, Kees Oosterbeek, Jeroen Nienhuis and Eelke Jongejans

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:11

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  12. Content type: Research

    Roost-site quality can significantly affect the individual fitness of shorebirds, but roost sites remain poorly described for many threatened species on the East Asian–Australasian Flyway. We studied roost-sit...

    Authors: Chenxing Yu, Dusit Ngoprasert, Philip D. Round, Andrew J. Pierce, Tommaso Savini and George A. Gale

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:9

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  13. Content type: Research

    China has a relative high degree of endemism of birds due to its large area, diversified topography, and varied climates and habitats. Among the 77 Chinese endemic birds, 29 species are classified as threatene...

    Authors: Chuanwu Chen, Di Zeng, Yuhao Zhao, Yiru Wu, Junfeng Xu and Yanping Wang

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:8

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  14. Content type: Research

    Foraging theory predicts that animals select patches that offer the highest net rate of energy gain. Hence, prey distribution patterns and spatiotemporal heterogeneity play important roles in determining anima...

    Authors: Yan Chen, Yong Zhang, Lei Cao, Willem F. de Boer and Anthony D. Fox

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:6

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  15. Content type: Research

    Our knowledge of avian brood parasitism is primarily based on studies of a few selected species. Recently, researchers have targeted a wider range of host–parasite systems, which has allowed further evaluation...

    Authors: Odd Helge Tunheim, Bård G. Stokke, Longwu Wang, Canchao Yang, Aiwu Jiang, Wei Liang, Eivin Røskaft and Frode Fossøy

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:5

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  16. Content type: Research

    Global climate change has had significant effects on animal distribution and population dynamics in mid-latitude alpine areas, but we know little about the basic ecology of high-altitude species due to the dif...

    Authors: Gai Luo, Chuangming Yang, Huaming Zhou, Michael Seitz, Yongjie Wu and Jianghong Ran

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:4

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  17. Content type: Research

    Floods and other extreme events have disastrous effects on wetland breeding birds. However, such events and their consequences are difficult to study due to their rarity and unpredictable occurrence.

    Authors: Laikun Ma, Jianwei Zhang, Jianping Liu, Canchao Yang, Wei Liang and Anders Pape Møller

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:2

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  18. Content type: Research

    In biological systems, biological diversity often displays a rapid turn-over across elevations. This defining feature has made mountains classic systems for studying the spatial variation in diversity. Because...

    Authors: Xingcheng He, Xiaoyi Wang, Shane DuBay, Andrew Hart Reeve, Per Alström, Jianghong Ran, Qiao Liu and Yongjie Wu

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:1

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  19. Content type: Research

    Conservation of small and isolated populations can be challenging since they are prone to loss of genetic diversity due to random genetic drift and inbreeding. Therefore, information from the assessment of gen...

    Authors: Anastasios Bounas, Giorgos Catsadorakis, Annita Logotheti, Berend Voslamber, Antonios Magoulas and Dimitris Tsaparis

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:47

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  20. Content type: Research

    The Hainan Partridge (Arborophila ardens, Phasianidae, Galliformes) is an endemic species of Hainan Island, China, and it is classified as globally vulnerable species. There are at least 16 species in genus Arbor...

    Authors: Chuang Zhou, Shuai Zheng, Xue Jiang, Wei Liang, Megan Price, Zhenxin Fan, Yang Meng and Bisong Yue

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:45

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  21. Content type: Research

    Reliable information on the distribution of target species and influencing environmental factors is essential for effective conservation management. However, ecologists have often derived data from costly fiel...

    Authors: An An, Yong Zhang, Lei Cao, Qiang Jia and Xin Wang

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:43

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  22. Content type: Research

    Nest predation is usually the main cause of bird nest failure. ‘Predation avoidance hypothesis’ of nest-site selection predicts that birds should prefer nest-sites with higher nesting success. We investigated ...

    Authors: Haohui Guan, Ye Wen, Pengcheng Wang, Lei Lv, Jiliang Xu and Jianqiang Li

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:42

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  23. Content type: Research

    Oxidative stress, caused by an imbalance between reactive oxygen species and antioxidants, is thought to be an important intrinsic mechanism for aging. Ecologists have tested this hypothesis in birds, although...

    Authors: Canwei Xia and Anders Pape Møller

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:41

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  24. Content type: Research

    Breeding dispersal is an important ecological process that affects species’ population dynamics and colonization of new suitable areas. Knowledge of the causes and consequences of breeding dispersal is fundam...

    Authors: Rong Dong, Xinping Ye, Lin Zhong, Xia Li, Min Li, Huaqiang Wang and Xiaoping Yu

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:40

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  25. Content type: Research

    Food is an important environmental factor that affects animals’ energy metabolism and food shortage has significant effects on animals’ behavior, physiology and biochemistry. However, to date few studies have ...

    Authors: Yiying Zhang, Ke Yang, Peipei Yang, Yingshi Su, Weihong Zheng and Jinsong Liu

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:39

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  26. Content type: Research

    Urbanisation is a dominant geographical trend and an important component of global change, with unprecedented implications for socio-economic, cultural and environmental characteristics. However, green areas, ...

    Authors: Andrés Muñoz-Pedreros, Marilyn González-Urrutia, Francisco Encina-Montoya and Heraldo V. Norambuena

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:38

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  27. Content type: Correction

    Unfortunately, the original article (Fuchs and Zuccon 2018) contained some errors. The Tables 1, 2 and Additional file 1: Table S2 were displayed incorrectly. The correct tables can be found below.

    Authors: Jérôme Fuchs and Dario Zuccon

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:37

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    The original article was published in Avian Research 2018 9:31

  28. Content type: Research

    The White-browed Shortwing (Brachypteryx montana) is widespread from the central Himalayas to the southeast Chinese mainland and the island of Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia. Multiple subspecies are recogn...

    Authors: Per Alström, Pamela C. Rasmussen, Canwei Xia, Magnus Gelang, Yang Liu, Guoling Chen, Min Zhao, Yan Hao, Chao Zhao, Jian Zhao, Chengte Yao, James A. Eaton, Robert Hutchinson, Fumin Lei and Urban Olsson

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:34

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  29. Content type: Review

    Galliformes are widely distributed throughout the world and economically important to humans as domesticated animals or gamebirds. They are at a unique position for advancing knowledge and techniques of wildli...

    Authors: Shan Tian, Jiliang Xu, Jianqiang Li, Zhengwang Zhang and Yong Wang

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:32

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  30. Content type: Research

    The Cambodian Tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk) was one of the most recent major ornithological discoveries in South-east Asia as it originated from lowland seasonally flooded scrub within the densely inhabited f...

    Authors: Jérôme Fuchs and Dario Zuccon

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:31

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Avian Research 2018 9:37

  31. Content type: Research

    The early stage of forest succession following disturbance is characterized by a shift in songbird composition as well as increased avian richness due to increased herbaceous growth in the forest understory. H...

    Authors: Eric L. Margenau, Yong Wang, Callie J. Schweitzer and Brandie K. Stringer

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:29

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  32. Content type: Research

    The banning of fisheries discards by imposing an obligation to land unwanted catch constitutes a key point of the Common Fishery Policy reform proposed by the European Commission. The effect of such a ban on d...

    Authors: Georgios Karris, Vlasis Ketsilis-Rinis, Anastasia Kalogeropoulou, Stavros Xirouchakis, Athanasios Machias, Irida Maina and Stefanos Kavadas

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:26

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  33. Content type: Research

    Water clarity may negatively influence rate of plunge diving and prey capture success of piscivorous plunge-diving birds, and therefore has implications for their conservation in polluted urban wetlands. We st...

    Authors: Lars H. Holbech, Francis Gbogbo and Timothy Khan Aikins

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:25

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  34. Content type: Methodology

    Collecting and studying live sperm is central to many important fields of biology. Yet, a simple method to collect live sperm is lacking in wild seabird species. Here, we describe a non-invasive method to coll...

    Authors: Ségolène Humann-Guilleminot, Pierre Blévin, Antonin Azou-Barré, Agathe Yacoumas, Geir Wing Gabrielsen, Olivier Chastel and Fabrice Helfenstein

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:24

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  35. Content type: Research

    The Hooded Crane (Grus monacha) is listed as a vulnerable species by IUCN. Knowledge about the migration of the Hooded Crane is still limited. Here we reported the spatio-temporal migration patterns of Hooded Cra...

    Authors: Chunrong Mi, Anders Pape Møller and Yumin Guo

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:23

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  36. Content type: Research

    Laying sequence has important effects on eggshell color and embryonic development in birds. Some birds can allocate resources unevenly among the eggs within a clutch, prioritizing those at the beginning of the...

    Authors: Juan Huo, Tongping Su, Nan Niu, Canchao Yang and Wei Liang

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:21

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