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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Content type: Research

    Edge effects cause changes in bird community richness, abundance, and/or distribution within a landscape, but the avian guilds most influenced can vary among regions. Although Southeast Asia has the highest ra...

    Authors: Daphawan Khamcha, Richard T. Corlett, Larkin A. Powell, Tommaso Savini, Antony J. Lynam and George A. Gale

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:20

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  18. Content type: Methodology

    So far, studies of avian space use are mostly realized in 2D, with the vertical dimension ignored. We propose here a new, relatively simple and computationally reasonable method for the estimation of volumetri...

    Authors: Alessandro Ferrarini, Giuseppe Giglio, Stefania Caterina Pellegrino, Anna Grazia Frassanito and Marco Gustin

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:19

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  19. Content type: Research

    Understanding the changes in population dynamics, including demographics, distribution and threats, is essential for species status assessing. The endangered Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus) has experienced sharp pop...

    Authors: Dejun Kong, Fei Wu, Pengfei Shan, Jianyun Gao, Dao Yan, Weixiong Luo and Xiaojun Yang

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:18

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  20. Content type: Research

    The destruction and fragmentation of forest in Southeast Asia is accelerating biodiversity loss, resulting in a range of management and conservation actions. For some species, a detailed understanding of micro...

    Authors: Somying Thunhikorn, Matthew J. Grainger, Philip J. K. McGowan and Tommaso Savini

    Citation: Avian Research 2018 9:17

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  21. Content type: Research

    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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  22. Content type: Research

    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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  23. Content type: Research

    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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  24. Content type: Review

    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

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  25. Content type: Research

    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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  26. Content type: Research

    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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  27. Content type: Research

    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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  28. Content type: Research

    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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  29. Content type: Research

    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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  30. Content type: Research

    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

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  31. Content type: Research

    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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  32. Content type: Review

    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

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  33. Content type: Research

    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

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