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Title: Repeated migration of a juvenile European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
Authors: Evens, Ruben
Beenaerts, Natalie
Witters, Nele
Artois, Tom
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: SPRINGER
Citation: JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 158(3), p. 881-886
Abstract: Most of our current knowledge on migration strategies in juvenile light-weight birds originates from laboratory studies, displacement experiments and partial migration tracks. Here we report on the first recording of two consecutive migration cycles of one such light-weight migrant, the European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus. This bird visited the same stopover zones and wintering area in both years, but with earlier arrival times and less time spent at stopover zones in the second year. This unique dataset shows that adult nightjars seem to possess the capability to perform some form of navigation towards areas which are established during the juvenile migration.
Notes: [Evens, Ruben; Artois, Tom] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Res Grp Zool Biodivers & Toxicol, Campus Diepenbeek,Agoralaan,Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Beenaerts, Natalie] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Res Grp Environm Biol, Campus Diepenbeek,Agoralaan,Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Witters, Nele] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Res Grp Environm Econ, Campus Diepenbeek,Agoralaan,Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24858
DOI: 10.1007/s10336-017-1459-2
ISI #: 000404236700027
ISSN: 0021-8375
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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