Tag: Pied Flycatcher

Niche partitioning of two Palearctic passerinemigrants with Afrotropical residents in theirWest African winter quarters

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 5 abstract In bird migration systems, the question of coexistence and competition of migrants with residents in the nonbreeding season andtheir role in shaping the evolution of present avian communities is much debated. However, conclusions are often drawn ina speculative way. In the Palearctic-African bird migration system, many studies […]

Do parasitic mites decrease growth of nestling Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca?

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 10 abstract The effect of a parasitic mite Dermanyssus hirundinis on the growth and survival of nestling Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca was tested by an experiment where the parasite level was reduced in half of the nest boxes using an insecticide, Although the abundance of mites was significantly reduced […]

Do parasitic mites decrease growth of nestling Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca?

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 10 abstract The effect of a parasitic mite Dermanyssus hirundinis on the growth and survival of nestling Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca was tested by an experiment where the parasite level was reduced in half of the nest boxes using an insecticide, Although the abundance of mites was significantly reduced […]

Niche partitioning of two Palearctic passerinemigrants with Afrotropical residents in theirWest African winter quarters

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 5 abstract In bird migration systems, the question of coexistence and competition of migrants with residents in the nonbreeding season andtheir role in shaping the evolution of present avian communities is much debated. However, conclusions are often drawn ina speculative way. In the Palearctic-African bird migration system, many studies […]

Sexual size dimorphism and sources of variation in the growth of wing feathers in nestling Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 4 abstract I report a 5-year field study of the growth of flight feathers, as scored by the lengths of the wing and first-primary feather, of Pied Flycatcher nestlings when they were 13 days old. Further evidence to that already published for gender differences in growth of different traits […]

Environmental, genetic and maternal components of immunocompetence of nestling pied flycatchers from a cross-fostering study

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 16 abstract Genetic, environmental and maternal effects can all affect the phenotypic expression of a trait.Through cross-fostering experiments in nesting birds, variation due to genetic and environmentaleffects can be partitioned and identified as being due to nest of origin and nest ofrearing in a two-factor nested analysis of variance […]

Effect of habitat and latitude on nestling diet of Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca.

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 13 abstract Composition and diversity of the nestling diet of Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca was compared among 17 European study areas that differed in habitat type (deciduous or coniferous forest). The most abundant foods were butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera), with a high proportion of caterpillars. The proportions of beetles […]

Effect of habitat and latitude on nestling diet of Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca.

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 13 abstract Composition and diversity of the nestling diet of Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca was compared among 17 European study areas that differed in habitat type (deciduous or coniferous forest). The most abundant foods were butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera), with a high proportion of caterpillars. The proportions of beetles […]

Provisioning response to manipulation of apparent predation danger by parental Pied Flycatchers

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 3 abstract We tested whether nest visitation rate of parent pied Flycatch ers (Ficedula hypoleuca) is decreased by an experimentally increased predation risk. We simulated predation risk by placing a stuffed Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinzm) in the nest vicinity and by playback of pygmy owl’s whistling. We used Blackbird […]

Provisioning response to manipulation of apparent predation danger by parental Pied Flycatchers

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 3 abstract We tested whether nest visitation rate of parent pied Flycatch ers (Ficedula hypoleuca) is decreased by an experimentally increased predation risk. We simulated predation risk by placing a stuffed Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinzm) in the nest vicinity and by playback of pygmy owl’s whistling. We used Blackbird […]