Climatic change explains much of the 20th century advance in laying date of Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus in The Netherlands

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 1

abstract

Long time series allow us to look back in time and examine how birds responded to changes in their environment. During the second half of the 20th century, not only did Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus experience an increase in spring temperatures, their meadow habitat also changed dramatically due to agricultural intensification. […].

Both C., Piersma T. & Roodbergen S.P. 2005., Ardea 93(1): 79-88.

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