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Title: Migratory pathways, stopover zones and wintering destinations of Western European Nightjars Caprimulgus europaeus
Authors: Evens, Ruben
Conway, Greg J.
Henderson, Ian G.
Cresswell, Brian
Jiguet, Frederic
Moussy, Caroline
Senecal, Didier
Witters, Nele
Beenaerts, Natalie
Artois, Tom
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: WILEY
Citation: IBIS, 159(3), p. 680-686
Abstract: Little is known about the wintering distribution of the European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus. We combined geolocator and GPS-logger data from different sites in Western Europe to analyse migration routes and migration timing of this trans-equatorial migrant. Nightjars followed a loop migration route during which they cross two ecological barriers, and converged near common stopover zones in Northern, Central and Western Africa, where they stayed for 2-3 weeks. Nightjars used the same stopover sites as several other European migrants, relying on small and discrete wintering areas within the Democratic Republic of Congo. This confirms the importance of these specific zones and highlights the vulnerability of Western European populations to habitat loss in their non-breeding areas.
Notes: [Evens, Ruben; Beenaerts, Natalie; Artois, Tom] Hasselt Univ, Res Grp Zool Biodivers & Toxicol, Ctr Environm Sci, Campus Diepenbeek,Agoralaan,Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Conway, Greg J.; Henderson, Ian G.] British Trust Ornithol, Thetford IP24 2PU, Norfolk, England. [Cresswell, Brian] Biotrack Ltd, Worgret Rd, Wareham BH20 4PL, Dorset, England. [Jiguet, Frederic; Moussy, Caroline; Senecal, Didier] Sorbonne Univ, Ctr Ecol & Sci Conservat, MNHN, CNRS,UPMC, 55 Rue Buffon,CP51, F-75005 Paris, France. [Witters, Nele] Hasselt Univ, Res Grp Environm Econ, Ctr Environm Sci, Campus Diepenbeek,Agoralaan,Gebouw D, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/24861
DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12469
ISI #: 000403102000019
ISSN: 0019-1019
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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