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Anas spp., Aythya spp., Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris, Red-crested PochardNetta rufina, Common Coot Fulica atra, waders, waterfowl The role of waterfowl in the passive transport of aquatic organisms: from local processes to long-distance dispersal 

African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini Quantifying abundance, breeding and behaviour of the African Black Oystercatcher 

African Penguin Spheniscus demersus, Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus Factors influencing the demography of Endangered seabirds at Robben Island, South Africa: Implications and approaches for management and conservation 

African white-backed vulture Gyps africanus Spatial patterns of land-use by immature African white-backed vultures (Gyps africanus) captured in the North-West Province, South Africa 

Anser, Branta, Geese, Anseriformes, Anatidae Crossing Species Boundaries: The Hybrid Histories of the True Geese 

Auk, Razorbill, Common Guillemot, Northern Gannet, gulls, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, European Shag, Great Cormorant, Common Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull Quantifying seabird habitat use and occurrence across tidal-stream environments in Anglesey, UK 


Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani Consequences of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on Black Oystercatchers inhabiting Prince William Sound, Alaska 

Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla, Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, Northern Gannet Morus bassanusImplications for offshore wind farm ornithological cumulative impact assessment: How the manipulation of density and breeding season parameters affects the outcomes of Collision Risk Modelling 

Blue Tit Parus caeruleus Cyanistes caeruleus Environmental heterogeneity in the Mediterranean region and the evolution of fitness: extra-pair paternity and heritability of morphometric traits in the Blue Tit 

Bar-tailed Godwit, Limosa lapponica Born to fly – migratory strategies and stopover ecology in the European Wadden Sea of a long-distance migrant, the Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 

Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis Seasonal variability in body composition, physiology and energetics of Barnacle Geese (Branta leucopsis) 

Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis The Ecology and Conservation of Bengal Florican in Cambodia 

Bewick's swan, Cygnus columbianus bewickii Carrying capacity of a heterogeneous lake for migrating swans 

Black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophrys, Wandering albatross Diomedea exulans Demography, global change and senescence in two extremely long-lived species 

Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus, Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami, Southern Black Korhaan Afrotis afra, Northern Black Korhaan A. afraoides, Karoo Korhaan Eupodotis vigorsii, Blue Korhaan E. caerulescens Impacts of environmental change on large terrestrial bird species in South Africa: insights from citizen science data 

Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sitta pusilla Habitat selection of Brown-headed Nuthatches at multiple spatial scales 

Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia The influence of grazing treatments on density of nesting burrowing owls on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation 

Bar-tailed Godwit, Great Knot The northward migration stopover ecology of Bar-tailed Godwits and Great Knots in the Yalu Jiang Estuary National Nature Reserve, China 

Barn Swallow, Common Swift, White Stork, Common Cuckoo, Common Nightingale, Hirundo rustica, Apus apus, Ciconia ciconia, Luscinia megarhynchos, Cuculus canorus Spatial and temporal migratory patterns of trans-Saharan birds in the Iberian Peninsula 

Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Dunlin, Grey Pplover, Red Knot, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Common Ringed Plover, Common Redshank, Sanderling, Ruddy Turnstone Predicting the effect of environmental change on wading birds: insights from individual-based models 


Canada Goose Branta canadensis The conflict between wildlife conservation and air safety: A case study of birdstrike risk at Manchester Airport from a resident population of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) at Tatton Park 

Canvasback Aythya valisineria Patterns of Nutrient Acquisition in Canvasbacks during Spring Migration 

Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild, Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus, Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer, Red Avadavat Amandava amandavaPredicting the distribution and impacts of non-native birds in the Iberian Peninsula 

Ciconia ciconia, Falco naumanni, +20 seabirds, White Stork, Lesser Kestrel Scaling in bird coloniality: Individual behaviour, spatial patterns and population dynamics 

Cape Petrel Daption capense, Snow Petrel Pagodroma nivea Diet of Cape and Snow Petrels at Signy, South Orkney Islands, Antarctica 

Capercaillie, Tetrao urogallus The Reintroduction of Bird and Mammal Species in Nineteenth-Century Scotland 

Common Blackbird; Fieldfare; Redwing; Song Thrush; Mistle Thrush; Bohemian Waxwing; Western Yellow Wagtail To what extent are thrushes irruptive? A comparison of Turdus spp. breeding in northern Europe using several variables which distinguish irruptive from regular migrants 

Common Crossbill, Parrot Crossbill, Two-barred Crossbill Coincidental bird irruptions 

Common Eider Somateria mollissma borealis Endogenous reserve dynamics of Northern Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima borealis) wintering in Greenland 

Common Eider, Somateria mollissima Body Composition, Movement Phenology and Habitat Use of Common Eider Along the Southern New England Coast 

common eiders, Somateria mollissima Nest site selection by Common Eiders: relationships with habitat features, microclimate and incubation success 

Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Effects of supplementary feeding on the body condition and breeding success of released pheasants 

Common Pochard, Aythya ferina, Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula, Greater Scaup, Aythya marila, Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula Causes of diving duck population declines on Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland 

Common Redshank Tringa totanus Population ecology and management of waders breeding on coastal meadows 

Common Redshank Tringa totanus Strategies of sea-level rise mitigation for breeding Redshank 

Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra Summer habitat preferences of female Corn Buntings 

Cyprus Scops Owl Otus scops cyprius Habitat preferences of the Cyprus Scops Owl (Otus scops cyprius) 

Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus Environmental influences on the expression and selection of melanin-based traits in the Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 


Dunlin Calidris alpina, Redshank Tringa totanus, Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola Effects of severe weather on wintering waders 

Dunlin Calidris alpina pacifica Cross-seasonal factors affecting breeding investment by female Pacific Dunlins 

Dunlin, Calidris alpina, Red knot, Calidris canutus, Bar-tailed godwit, Limosa lapponica, Little ringed plover Charadrius dubius Physiological adjustments of migratory shorebirds to osmotic and immune challenges 

Domestic Chicken, Gallus gallus domesticus The olfactory ability of the Domestic Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) 

Double-crested Cormorant Distribution, ecology, and trophic relationships of a colonial waterbird: the Double-Crested Cormorant 

Dunlin Ecological research on Dunlin (Calidris alpina) at Chongming Dongtan, China 


Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata The Curlew (Numenius arquata [Linnaeus 1758]) at the Upper Rhine Valley of Baden – Contributions to a detailed, comprehensive science-based conservation programme (transl.) 

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus, Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta, Stone-Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus, Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola, Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius, Kentish Plover C. alexandrinus Breeding biology of waders order Charadriiformes (families Haematopodidae, Recurvirostridae, Burhinidae, Glareolidae and Scolopacidae) nesting along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast 

European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur The breeding ecology of a declining farmland bird: the Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur 

Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria, Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Diurnal and nocturnal ecology of Golden Plovers (Pluvialis apricaria) and Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) wintering on arable farmland 

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus State dependent life-history strategies: a long-term study on Oystercatchers 

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus The role of night-feeding in shorebirds in an estuarine environment with specific reference to mussel-feeding Oystercatchers 

Eurasian treecreepers, Certhia familiaris Reproductive Success Responses To Habitat Fragmentation In Eurasian Treecreepers 

European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus, Red-billed Chough Phyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, Phylloscopus spp. Ornithological Studies from the Calf of Man 


Farmland passerines Stubble field prescriptions for farmland birds – the role of sward structure in mediating food availability 

Farmland birds, Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax, Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala Avian Land-Use Associations in the Eastern Mediterranean 

farmland passerines, larks, finches, buntings, Sky Lark Alauda arvensis, Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella, Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra Ecology and conservation of seed-eating birds on farmland 

farmland, passerines Factors influencing diversity and abundance of farmland birds around Kakamega forest, Kenya 

Feral pigeon, Columba livia Melanin-based coloration as a signal of alternative life-history strategies in feral pigeon (Columba livia) 


Gola Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni, Yellow-bearded Greenbul Criniger olivaceous, Timneh Parrot Psittacus timneh, Yellow-casqued Hornbill Ceratogymna elata, White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides, White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus, Brown-cheeked Hornbill Bycanistes cylindricus Bird-habitat relationships and anthropogenic threats in and around Sapo National Park, Liberia 

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Predators and fisheries: an ecological evaluation of conflict 

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Behavioural ecophysiology of migrating Great Knots 

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Colonisation and range expansion of Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) in England 

Great Tit, Parus major The nest sites’ characteristic and breeding success of Great Tit (Parus major) in primeval conditions (Białowieża National Park) 

Great Tit Parus major, Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica Variation in energetic costs during laying in birds: effects on eggs and laying patterns 

Greater Sage-grouse Centrocercus urophasianus Nesting and brood-rearing habitat selection of Greater Sage-grouse and associated survival of hens and broods at the edge of their historic distribution 

Green (red-billed) woodhoopoe Phoeniculus purpureus Foraging and vocal communication in the sexually dimorphic red-billed woodhoopoe 

Great Tit, Parus major Timing of breeding and nestling diet of the Great Tit (Parus major) in relation to food supply in primeval forest (Białowieża National Park) 


Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus Determining the cause of the Hen Harrier decline on Orkney 

Hihi Notiomystis cinctaThe consequences of early- and adult-life nutrition for the colour and conservation of hihi (Notiomystis cincta) 

Homing pigeon Columba livia The psychology of homing pigeon navigation 

Hawaiian Goose (Nene) Branta sandvicensis Ecology and behavior of reintroduced Hawaiian Geese 

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus Hen Harrier Breeding Ecology: Prey diversity, the effects of weather and the implications for provisioning and yield 

Himalayan, avian, fauna, avifauna Impacts of Parvati hydro-electric project development on the critical habitats of montane birds of Western Himalayas 

Herring gull, Larus argentatus Spatial variation in Herring Gull traits and their potential as monitors of the coastal environment 

house sparrow Passer domesticus, great tit Parus major Local adaptation by birds to human-altered habitats: the Great Tit and the House Sparrow as model species 

House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, Culex pipiens, Culex restuans Ecology of Vector-Borne Diseases: Effects of Host Traits on Mosquito Feeding Preferences and Its Implications for Disease Transmission 

House sparrows, Passer domesticus Biodiversity and vector-borne diseases: effects of landscape, mosquito and vertebrate communities on the transmission of West Nile Virus and avian malaria parasites 


Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) in north-western Iberia before and after the Prestige oil spill 


Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Managing water levels on wet grasslands for breeding waders 

Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus Reproductive ecology of Long-billed Curlews breeding in grazed landscapes of western South Dakota 

Long-tailed Manakin Chiroxiphia linearis Correlates of male status in the Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis) (Aves: Pipridae) 

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(Light-bellied) Brent Goose Branta bernicla Factors affecting prey choice in a despotic herbivore 

Limosa limosa, Black-tailed godwit Implications of migration strategies and winter location in a migratory shorebird 

Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Habitat Utilization and Breeding Success of Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) 

Little Penguin Eudyptula minor Breeding biology and feeding ecology of little penguins at Phillip Island, Australia -a basis for a monitoring program 

Little spotted kiwi, Apteryx owenii Whistling in the dark: an acoustic study of little spotted kiwi 

Lovebird, Agapornis pullaria Distribution, abundance and habitat preference of Lovebird (Agapornis pullaria) in Tiortyu, Tarka L.G.A Benue State, Nigeria 

Long-tailed Cormorant, heron, egret, tern Modelling of the Waterbird-Fisheries Interactions of the Sakumo II Lagoon, near Tema, Ghana 


Madagascar fish eagle Haliaeetus vociferoides Historical distribution, contemporary status and cooperative breeding in the Madagascar Fish Eagle: implications for conservation 

Marsh Tit, Poecile palustris Habitat modelling and the ecology of the Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris) 

Merriam's Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo merriami Survival and movements of Merriam’s turkey gobblers in the southern Black Hills, South Dakota 

multiple garden-feeding species; Red Kite, Milvus milvus Characterisation and ecological effects of garden bird feeding 

Mute swan, Cygnus olor Swan-plant interactions in a chalk river catchment 

migratory waders Challenges within the annual cycle of long-distance migratory waders along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway 


Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Influence of predators on the breeding success of meadowbirds in Brandenburg 

North Island Brown Kiwi Apteryx mantelli The ecology of ship rats (Rattus rattus) on Ponui Island: implications for North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) 


Osprey, Pandion haliaetus The effect of environmental conditions on Osprey chick diet 


Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima, Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Roosting and associated feeding behaviour of Turnstones (Arenaria interpres) and Purple Sandpipers (Calidris maritima) in north-east England 

Pied Flycatcher, Ficedula hypoleuca Fine-scale population differentiation: ecological and evolutionary mechanisms involved 


Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatusEnvironmental Correlates of Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) abundance in the UK in 2012 

Red Knot Calidris canutus Foraging decisions in a digestively constrained long-distance migrant, the Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 

Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea Migration Patterns of the Red-billed Quelea (Quelea quelea) in Southern Africa: Genetics, Morphology and Behaviour 

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres, Red Knot Calidris canutus Interference competition among foraging waders 


Sandpipers Calidris Littoral Zone Use by Post-breeding Shorebirds on the Colville River Delta, Alaska 

São Tomé endemic bird species Land-use management and the conservation of endemic species in the island of São Tomé 

Sooty tern Onychoprion fuscatus One Good Tern Deserves Another: Social and Genetic Networks in a Huge Seabird Colony 

Sabine's Gull Larus sabini The Reproductive Behaviour and Ecology of Sabine’s Gulls (Xema sabini) in the Eastern Canadian Arctic 

Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis Divorce and extra-pair paternity as alternative mating strategies in monogamous Sandhill Cranes 

shorebirds From an egg to a fledgling: A perspective on shorebird breeding ecology and chick energetics 

Sociable Weavers Philetairus socius Behavioural ecology and tropical life-histories in African birds 

Spruce Grouse Dendragapus canadensis Condition as an indicator of the requirements for reproduction in female Spruce Grouse (Dendragapus canadensis) 

Seychelles Warbler, Euproctis, Acrocephalus sechellensis Exploring the effect of an invasive lepidopteran on an endemic insectivorous bird 


Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Dynamics, genetic structure and viability of a small and declining Temminck’s Stint (Calidris temminckii) population 

Tengmalm's owl Aegolius funereus Brood sex ratio and sex differences in Tengmalm’s Owl (Aegolius funereus) 

Thrush Nightingale, European Robin, Lesser Whitethroat Avian Migration – the role of geomagnetic cues 

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula The behavioural physiology of diving animals, in particular Tufted Ducks (Aythya fuligula), and the implications for models of optimal diving 


Understory birds species generally Nesting success of understorey birds in African tropical land use systems: a case study from Korup area, south-west Cameroon 


Waders Spatial and temporal variation in the functional diversity of non-breeding wader communities across British estuaries 

Waterbirds Active management and restoration of the Palo Verde wetland: vegetation cover changes and waterbird responses 

Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Population connectivity and the causes and consequences of differential migration in a long distance migratory shorebird, the Western Sandpiper 

White-breasted Thrasher Ramphocinclus brachyurus Ecology, cooperative breeding and conservation of the White-breasted Thrasher (Ramphocinclus brachyurus) 

White-tailed Black-cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus baudinii, Calyptorhynchus latirostris Molecular approaches used to infer evolutionary history, taxonomy, population structure, and illegal trade of White-tailed Black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.) in Australia 

White-winged Nightjar Caprimulgus candicans Eleothreptus candicans The ecology and conservation of the White-winged Nightjar (Caprimulgus candicans) 

White-winged Warbler Bradypterus carpalis, Papyrus Yellow Warbler Chloropeta gracilirostris, Carruthers's Cisticola Cistocola carruthersi, Greater swamp warbler Acrocephalus rufescens, Papyrus GonolekLaniarius mufumbiri, Papyrus Canary Serinus koliensis An ecological and socio-economic analysis of biodiversity conservation of East African wetlands 

Willow grouse Lagopus lagopus Movement, survival and dispersal patterns of Swedish willow grouse (Lagopus lagopus lagopus L.) 

Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Causes of population change in a long-distance migratory passerine, the Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) 

willow warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus Hybrid zone dynamics, assortative mating, and migratory programmes in a willow warbler migratory divide 

Wood Lark Lullula arborea Productivity and population dynamics of Woodlarks (Lullula arborea) breeding in Breckland 

Wren Troglodytes troglodytes An investigation of matrix population model assumptions: wrens (Troglodytes troglodytes) as a case study 

White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons Spatial ecology and movements of wintering White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons): Family size dynamics in wintering geese 


Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Farming and foraging: Indirect effects of management on bird biology through changing distributions of food and predators 


Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata Uptake and disposition of calcium and water by egg-laying Zebra Finches (Taeniopygia guttata) 

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