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Category: Sylviidae

Do Common Whitethroats (Sylvia communis) discriminateagainst alien eggs?

Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) Science Article 2 abstract In a coevolutionary arms race between a brood parasite and its host, both species are expected to evolve adaptations and counteradaptations, such as egg mimicry and egg discrimination. The Common Whitethroat (Syh, ia communis) is a regular Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) host in some parts of its breeding […]

Male whitethroats, Sylvia communis, advertisetheir future contribution to parental care

Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) Science Article 1 abstract In altricial species participation of males in parental care enhances reproductive success offemales. How does a female select amate who will allocate time and energy to parental effort?In the whitethroat Sylvia communis, a socially monogamous bird, parental performance ofmales might be predicted on the basis of elaborated song […]

Habitat use by Moltoni’s Warbler Sylvia cantillans moltonii in Italy

Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans) Science Article 1 abstract Moltoni’s Warbler Sylvia cantillans moltonii is a poorly studied bird endemic to a restricted area in the central-western Mediterranean. We analysed selection of different vegetation structural types byMoltoni’sWarblers for singing and foraging in two hilly areas in the northern Apennines (Italy) with low-intensity farming. We related habitat […]

Spring migration of the Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)across the Mediterranean Sea

Spectacled Warbler (Sylvia conspicillata) Science Article 1 abstract Information concerning the strategy adopted by passerine migrants in crossing ecologicalbarriers is still scant, especially as far as spring migration is concerned. With the aim ofinvestigating the pattern of desert and sea crossing in spring, capture frequency, biometryand physical conditions of Garden Warblers ringed at 18 stations […]

Home range and territory of the SardinianWarbler Sylvia melanocephala in Mediterraneanshrubland

Sardinian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala) Science Article 1 abstract Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala is the commonest Sylvia warbler in shrubland with a Mediterranean climate with mild winters (Shirihai et al. 2001). It uses a wide range of habitats, such as scrublands and maquis, open forests containing bushy undergrowth, as well as agricultural areas and urban gardens. […]

Changes in body condition from spring migration to reproduction in the Garden Warbler Sylvia borin : a comparison of a lowland and a mountain population

Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin) Science Article 1 abstract Long-distance migrants often arrive on their breeding grounds with large fat stores . Two expl anations for this phenomenon are (1) that large fat stores at arrival are needed to speed up the breeding schedule and to counteract possible time constraints, and (2) that they are used […]

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