Category: Muscicapidae

From mating to laying: genetic and environmental variation in mating dates and prelaying periods of female pied flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 2 abstract The duration of the period comprised between mating and the onset of laying and its correlates and consequences for aspects of female breeding performance are investigated in a population of pied flycatchers studied for 5 years. That duration may represent a compromise between the selective pressure on […]

The quality of pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) and great tit (Parus major) females in an air pollution gradient

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 1 abstract We studied whether pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) and great tit (Parus major) females differed in quality between polluted and unpolluted habitats. Comparing female condition between incubation and nestling periods, we aimed at testing whether biometric differences in F. hypoleuca females were caused by assortative settlement (i.e. intraspecific […]

The quality of pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) and great tit (Parus major) females in an air pollution gradient

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 1 abstract We studied whether pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) and great tit (Parus major) females differed in quality between polluted and unpolluted habitats. Comparing female condition between incubation and nestling periods, we aimed at testing whether biometric differences in F. hypoleuca females were caused by assortative settlement (i.e. intraspecific […]

A trade-off between two resource-demanding functions: post-nuptial moult and immunity during reproduction in male pied flycatchers

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 15 abstract Costs of reproduction might be mediated by a resource-allocation trade-off between immunity and reproductive effort. Recent studies have suggested that the moult-breeding overlap observed mainly in males may affect this trade-off. In order to test whether increased investment in immunity may affect the onset of moult or […]

A trade-off between two resource-demanding functions: post-nuptial moult and immunity during reproduction in male pied flycatchers

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 15 abstract Costs of reproduction might be mediated by a resource-allocation trade-off between immunity and reproductive effort. Recent studies have suggested that the moult-breeding overlap observed mainly in males may affect this trade-off. In order to test whether increased investment in immunity may affect the onset of moult or […]

Return rate age at first breeding and natal dispersal of Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca in central spain.

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 8 abstract Demographic data are presented for the first time for a southern European population of Pied Flycatchers. The return rate of nestlings in both males and females is the highest reported in the literature. This could be due to differences in mortality rate, to differential degree of site-tenacity […]

Effect of Food Availability on Incubation Period in the Pied Flycatcher

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 6 abstract Incubation maybe stressful because it restricts time for foraging (Walsberg 1983, Murphy and Haukioja 1986). Many bird species in which the females incubate alone, females obtain part of their food from their mates (e.g. Lack 1968, Ricklefs 1974, Lyon and Montgomerie 1985, Lifjeld and Slagsvoid 1986, Nilsson […]

Return rate age at first breeding and natal dispersal of Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca in central spain.

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 8 abstract Demographic data are presented for the first time for a southern European population of Pied Flycatchers. The return rate of nestlings in both males and females is the highest reported in the literature. This could be due to differences in mortality rate, to differential degree of site-tenacity […]

Effect of Food Availability on Incubation Period in the Pied Flycatcher

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 6 abstract Incubation maybe stressful because it restricts time for foraging (Walsberg 1983, Murphy and Haukioja 1986). Many bird species in which the females incubate alone, females obtain part of their food from their mates (e.g. Lack 1968, Ricklefs 1974, Lyon and Montgomerie 1985, Lifjeld and Slagsvoid 1986, Nilsson […]

Mass loss in female Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca during late incubation: Supplementation fails to support the reproductive stress hypothesis.

Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) Science Article 12 abstract In most species of altricial birds, females experience great changes in body mass during the reproductive period. Mass loss of females after hatching of the young has commonly been regarded as a result of increased reproductive stress. Alternatively, the loss of body mass during this period is […]