Category: Motacillidae

Seasonal variation in nest mass and dimensions in an open-cup ground nesting shrub-steppe passerine: The Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris

Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris) Science Article 2 abstract The probability of predation was unrelated to outer nest diameter nor was there any relationship between internal diameter and the presence of unhatched eggs. Wall thickness and nest mass declined as the season progressed but there was no relationship between these variables and the mean environmental temperature […]

The impact of grazing animals on nesting success of grassland passerines in farmland and natural habitats: a field experiment

Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) Science Article 1 abstract A study was made of the influence of trampling by grazing animals on the nesting success of real nests (meadow pipit, Anthus pratensis; water pipit, Anthus spinoletta; and skylark, Alauda arvensis) and simulated nests (caps from jam-jars filled by green plasticine) on pasture in the Orlicke Mountains […]

Effects of parental effort on second brood, moult and survival in the Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) Science Article 1 abstract Negative effects of current reproductive effort on components of future reproduction, called the cost of reproduction’, have been shown experimentally in a wide range of avian species . A possible mechanism for the mediation of these costs between successive breeding se as ons may be the impairment […]

Phylogeographic patterns in Motacilla flava and Motacilla citreola: species limits and population history

Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) Science Article 2 abstract We conducted phylogeographic analyses of Motacilla fl ava (Yellow Wagtail) andM. citreola (Citrine Wagtail). We analyzed mitochondrial DNA sequences from 167 M. fl avaspecimens obtained from 17 localities throughout Eurasia and Alaska, and 38 specimens of M.citreola obtained from 7 Eurasian localities. Phylogenetic analysis revealed three clades […]

Breeding biology of the citrine wagtail (Motacilla citreola) in the Gdansk region (N Poland)

Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) Science Article 1 abstract In the years 1997-2001, I observed 28 broods of the Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) in the Gulf of Gdask region. First birds arrived at the study area at the end of April. A successful breeding cycle lasted about 1 month and included: 3-4 days of nest building, […]

Mongoolse Pieper Anthus godlewskii (Dutch article)

Blyths Pipit (Anthus godlewskii) Science Article 1 abstract During November-December 2005 a Blyth’s Pipit Anthus godlewskiiwas present at Oostende. This is fourth record forBelgium. The description pays special attention to the differenceto Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi. PETER ADRIaeNS & GERALD DRIESSENS, Natuur.oriolus 72(4): 127-131 Download article download full text (pdf)

Climate change and spring migration in the Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava : an Afrotropical perspective

Blue-headed Wagtail (Motacilla flava) Science Article 3 abstract Timing of pre-migratory fattening among Yellow Wagtails Motacilla flava wintering in Nigeria pre-1980 is compared with that in the period 2004-2006 to determine whether this has been affected by trends towards earlier spring phenology in Europe over the same period. Wagtails wintering in northern Nigeria showed later […]

Phylogeographic patterns in Motacilla flava and Motacilla citreola: species limits and population history

Blue-headed Wagtail (Motacilla flava) Science Article 1 abstract We conducted phylogeographic analyses of Motacilla fl ava (Yellow Wagtail) andM. citreola (Citrine Wagtail). We analyzed mitochondrial DNA sequences from 167 M. fl avaspecimens obtained from 17 localities throughout Eurasia and Alaska, and 38 specimens of M.citreola obtained from 7 Eurasian localities. Phylogenetic analysis revealed three clades […]

Communal roosting of Linnets (Carduelis cannabina) and Blue-headed Wagtails (Motacilla flava) at post-breeding period in Western Poland.

Blue-headed Wagtail (Motacilla flava) Science Article 2 abstract Communal roosting of Linnets (Carduelis cannabina) and Blue-headed Wagtails (Motacilla flava) at post-breeding period in Western Poland Surmacki A, Lorek G & Tryjanowski P., Vogelwarte. vol 40, no 1-2. p. 146-148 Download article download full text (pdf)