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Migratory connectivity and effects of winter temperatures on migratory behaviour of the European robin Erithacus rubecula : a continent-wide analysis

Migratory connectivity and effects of winter temperatures on migratory behaviour of the European robin Erithacus rubecula : a continent-wide analysis

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AMBROSINI, Roberto, José Javier CUERVO, Chris DU FEU, Wolfgang FIEDLER, Federica MUSITELLI, Diego RUBOLINI, Beatrice SICURELLA, Fernando SPINA, Nicola SAINO, Anders Pape MØLLER, 2016. Migratory connectivity and effects of winter temperatures on migratory behaviour of the European robin Erithacus rubecula : a continent-wide analysis. In: Journal of Animal Ecology. British Ecological Society. 85(3), pp. 749-760. ISSN 0021-8790. eISSN 1365-2656. Available under: doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12497

@article{Ambrosini2016Migra-51365, title={Migratory connectivity and effects of winter temperatures on migratory behaviour of the European robin Erithacus rubecula : a continent-wide analysis}, year={2016}, doi={10.1111/1365-2656.12497}, number={3}, volume={85}, issn={0021-8790}, journal={Journal of Animal Ecology}, pages={749--760}, author={Ambrosini, Roberto and Cuervo, José Javier and du Feu, Chris and Fiedler, Wolfgang and Musitelli, Federica and Rubolini, Diego and Sicurella, Beatrice and Spina, Fernando and Saino, Nicola and Møller, Anders Pape} }

Spina, Fernando Cuervo, José Javier Fiedler, Wolfgang Saino, Nicola 2020-10-15T07:34:01Z Musitelli, Federica Ambrosini, Roberto Sicurella, Beatrice Fiedler, Wolfgang Musitelli, Federica 1. Many partially migratory species show phenotypically divergent populations in terms of migratory behaviour, with climate hypothesized to be a major driver of such variability through its differential effects on sedentary and migratory individuals.<br />2. Based on long-term (1947-2011) bird ringing data, we analysed phenotypic differentiation of migratory behaviour among populations of the European robin Erithacus rubecula across Europe.<br />3. We showed that clusters of populations sharing breeding and wintering ranges varied from partial (British Isles and Western Europe, NW cluster) to completely migratory (Scandinavia and north-eastern Europe, NE cluster).<br />4. Distance migrated by birds of the NE (but not of the NW) cluster decreased through time because of a north-eastwards shift in the wintering grounds. Moreover, when winter temperatures in the breeding areas were cold, individuals from the NE cluster also migrated longer distances, while those of the NW cluster moved over shorter distances.<br />5. Climatic conditions may therefore affect migratory behaviour of robins, although large geographical variation in response to climate seems to exist. Sicurella, Beatrice du Feu, Chris Migratory connectivity and effects of winter temperatures on migratory behaviour of the European robin Erithacus rubecula : a continent-wide analysis Spina, Fernando eng Møller, Anders Pape Ambrosini, Roberto Rubolini, Diego Cuervo, José Javier Rubolini, Diego 2020-10-15T07:34:01Z Saino, Nicola terms-of-use Møller, Anders Pape du Feu, Chris 2016

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