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  1. Content type: Research

    Exotic parrots have established breeding populations in southeast Florida, including several species that nest in tree cavities. We aimed to determine the species identity, nest site requirements, relative nes...

    Authors: Joshua M. Diamond and Michael S. Ross

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:39

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    Dietary specialization should arise when there is a relatively high abundance of a particular resource, where animals may select food items to obtain an optimal diet that maximizes energy intake. Large-bodied ...

    Authors: Sylvia Margarita de la Parra-Martínez, Luis Guillermo Muñoz-Lacy, Alejandro Salinas-Melgoza and Katherine Renton

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:38

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    Animals that live at higher latitudes/elevations would have a larger body size (Bergmann’s rule) and a smaller appendage size (Allen’s rule) for thermoregulatory reasons. According to the heat conservation hyp...

    Authors: Liqing Fan, Tianlong Cai, Ying Xiong, Gang Song and Fumin Lei

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:34

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    Sperm motility parameters, which can be measured objectively and repeatedly by a computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA) system, are important indicators of sperm quality. However, the sperm motility parameter...

    Authors: Ying Yang, Yingmei Zhang, Jian Ding, Shiwei Ai, Rui Guo, Xiaojuan Bai and Wenzhi Yang

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:35

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    Understanding the factors that influence the foraging behavior and perception of habitat quality by animals has long been the focus in ecology. Due to the direct effect resource acquisition has on an individua...

    Authors: Umarfarooq A. Abdulwahab, Samuel Temidayo Osinubi and Jacinta Abalaka

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:33

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    The Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis) is an internationally threatened crane living on the plateau, mainly in winter, in the Yarlung Tsangpo River basin in Tibet, western China. In the past five years, some e...

    Authors: Ru Jia, Tian Ma, Fengjiang Zhang, Guogang Zhang, Dongping Liu and Jun Lu

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:32

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    Anthropogenic disturbance can negatively affect an animal’s energy budget by evoking movement responses. Existing research focuses mainly on immediate displacement as a disturbance effect, since this can be ea...

    Authors: Hans Linssen, Martijn van de Pol, Andrew M. Allen, Mitzi Jans, Bruno J. Ens, Karen L. Krijgsveld, Magali Frauendorf and Henk-Jan van der Kolk

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:31

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    Evidence suggests that wintering waterbirds have become conspicuously more concentrated at two largest lakes of the Yangtze River Floodplain, East Dong Ting Lake (Hunan Province, 29°20′N, 113°E) and Poyang Lak...

    Authors: Fanjuan Meng, Hongbin Li, Xin Wang, Lei Fang, Xianghuang Li, Lei Cao and Anthony David Fox

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:27

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    While the general migration routes of most waders are known, details concerning connectivity between breeding grounds, stopover sites and wintering grounds are often lacking. Such information is critical from ...

    Authors: Klaus-Michael Exo, Franziska Hillig and Franz Bairlein

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:28

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    Disentangling the relative importance of environmental variables and interspecific interaction in modulating co-occurrence patterns of sympatric species is essential for understanding the mechanisms of communi...

    Authors: Lijun Chen, Zufei Shu, Wutao Yao, Yong Ma, Wenhong Xiao and Xiaoqun Huang

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:29

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    The vocalizations of birds are dynamic traits that often vary in output with time of day and time of year. By quantifying patterns of diel and seasonal variation in vocal output, we can gain insight into the e...

    Authors: Ines G. Moran, Katrina C. Lukianchuk, Stéphanie. M. Doucet, Amy E. M. Newman, Heather Williams, D. Ryan Norris and Daniel J. Mennill

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:26

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    Although assessing temporal dynamics of populations is crucial for understanding metacommunities, empirical studies have primarily analyzed only static snapshots of communities. Here, we present a holistic vie...

    Authors: Chuanwu Chen, Marcel Holyoak, Yanping Wang, Xingfeng Si and Ping Ding

    Citation: Avian Research 2019 10:25

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    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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  14. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  29. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  34. 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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    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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    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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    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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  38. 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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  39. 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

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