Category: Sylviidae


Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) Science Article 11 abstract Migratory strategies of birds require complex orientation mechanisms, morphological adaptations, and lifehistory adjustments. From an evolutionary perspective, it is important to know how fast this complex combination of traits can evolve. We analyzed mitochondrial control-region DNA sequences in 241 blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) JAVIER PEREZ-TRIS, Evolution, 58(8), 2004, pp. […]

Spatial behaviour of first-year Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) during thepre-migratory period and during autumn migratory stopovers

Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) Science Article 4 abstract The spatial distribution of Blackcaps (Syh.’ia atricapilla) was studied on the basis of ringing recaptures during the post-fledging period and during autumn migratory stopovers on the Courish Spit of the Baltic Sea. The distribution of distances between capture locations of individual birds was compared with the simulation model […]

Migratory fuelling in blackcaps [Sylvia atricapilla)under perceived risk of predation

Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) Science Article 8 abstract It has been argued that the body mass levels achieved by birds are determined by the trade-off be-tween risks of starvation and predation. Birds have also been found to reduce body mass in response to an increased predation risk. Thord Fransson Thomas P. Weber, Behav Ecol Sociobiol (1997) […]

Migration and wintering of Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla in Eastern Spain

Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) Science Article 2 abstract To describe the phenology of migratory passages and wintering of Blackcaps.Location: Orange plantations in eastern Spain.Methods: Data were collected between 1997 and 2002 at a Constant Effort Site. Results: We captured between 94 and 206 individuals per season (from September to April of the next year). We used […]

Impaired Predator Evasion in Fat Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla)

Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) Science Article 9 abstract When birds are attacked by predators, take-off ability is crucial for the chance of survival. Recently, theoretical studies have predicted that predation risk in terms of reduced flight performance increases with body mass. Cecilia Kullberg, Thord Fransson and Sven Jakobsson, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 22 December 1996 […]

Wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Sylviidae | [latin] Chamaea fasciata | [UK] Wrentit | [FR] Cama brune | [DE] Chaparraltimalie | [ES] Camea | [NL] Winterkoningmees Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Conostoma fasciata Chamaea fasciata NA Oregon, California Chamaea fasciata fasciata Chamaea fasciata henshawi Chamaea fasciata margra Chamaea fasciata […]

Spectacled Warbler (Sylvia conspicillata)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Sylviidae | [latin] Sylvia conspicillata | [UK] Spectacled Warbler | [FR] Fauvette a lunettes | [DE] Brillen-Grasmucke | [ES] Curruca tomillera | [NL] Brilgrasmus Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Sylvia conspicillata EU sw nw, n AF Sylvia conspicillata conspicillata Sylvia conspicillata orbitalis Physical charateristics […]

Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Sylviidae | [latin] Sylvia cantillans | [UK] Subalpine Warbler | [FR] Fauvette passerinette | [DE] Weissbart-Grasmucke | [ES] Curruca carrasqena | [NL] Baardgrasmus Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Sylvia cantillans EU sw n AF Sylvia cantillans albistriata Sylvia cantillans cantillans Sylvia cantillans inornata Physical […]

Tristrams Warbler (Sylvia deserticola)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Sylviidae | [latin] Sylvia deserticola | [UK] Tristrams Warbler | [FR] Fauvette du desert | [DE] Atlas-Grasmucke | [ES] | [NL] Atlasgrasmus Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Sylvia deserticola AF nw Sylvia deserticola deserticola Sylvia deserticola maroccana Sylvia deserticola ticehursti Physical charateristics Close in […]

Western Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Sylviidae | [latin] Sylvia hortensis | [UK] Western Orphean Warbler | [FR] Fauvette orphee | [DE] Orpheus-Grasmucke | [ES] Curruca Mirlona | [NL] Orpheusgrasmus Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Large and robust warbler, with strong bill and heavy head. Bulk and square-taild silhouette recall long-tailed chat. Plumage dark dusky-brown above, mostly […]