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Title: Differences between the spring and autumn migration of the red-backed shrike Lanius collurio: record from the Eilat stopover (Israel)

Creator:

Tryjanowski, Piotr ; Yosef, Reuven

Date issued/created:

2002

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 37, no. 2 ; Migracje gąsiorka na obrzeżach pustyń: badania w Eilat, Izrael ; Red-backed shrike migration

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 89-90 ; P. [85]-90 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

Migratory Red-backed Shrikes were mist-netted during the spring and autumn migrations (n = 1031 individuals) from 1984 to 2001 in Eilat (Israel). In a similar pattern of trapping, more than four times as many shrikes were caught during autumn than in spring. Males migrated significantly earlier than females in spring but not during the autumn migration, which suggests that in males there is a stronger drive to reach their breeding territories early. In both seasons and between both sexes we did not find any significant relations between the body measurements of individuals and the time of passage. The spring migration lasted a much shorter time than the autumn one. This was expressed by the minimum stopover duration, as well as by the time when Red-backed Shrikes occurred in Eilat. There are significant differences between wing chord length, body mass and fat scores between seasons. In autumn, males had longer wings, and both sexes were heavier and in better condition than in spring. The data suggest that the differences are an adaptation to their having to cross the Sahara Desert. The birds spend a statistically significantly shorter period of time at the Eilat stopover site in spring than in autumn (median 1 ą 1.5 days vs 5 ą 6.5 days). In autumn, recaptured birds were 6.3% heavier than during the first capture. The change in body mass was significantly correlated to the duration of the stopover. The results suggest that migration over desert is energetically costly and that Eilat is a very important stopover site for migrating Red-backed Shrikes.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

37

Issue:

2

Start page:

85

End page:

90

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45669

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257-37-2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568-37-2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

pol ; eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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