Journal of Avian Biology

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Edited By: Chief Editors - Thomas Alerstam and Jan-Åke Nilsson; Managing Editor - Johan Nilsson

Impact Factor: 2.235

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 2/21 (Ornithology)

Online ISSN: 1600-048X

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SeabirdsWith this Virtual Issue of Journal of Avian Biology we wish to highlight some of the many papers focusing on Seabird biology published by the Journal. The issue is especially compiled for the International Seabird Group Conference in Oxford in March 2014 and represent the diverse and complex biology of this fascinating group of birds. Journal of Avian Biology has a strong tradition of publishing papers on all aspects of seabird biology and we hope that you will find this thematic virtual issue especially interesting. All the papers are freely available for everyone to enjoy.

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Data archiving
Journal of Avian Biology strongly encourage authors to deposit data supporting the results in the paper in a publically accessible archive, such as e.g. Dryad.

You can read more about this in the Author Guidelines.

Journal of Avian Biologyin the news

Common NightingaleThe article, The predictive value of trill performance in a large repertoire songbird, the nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos has been featured by The Scientist Magazine. Photo credit: Noel Reynolds

Spotless Starling. Photo credit: Luis EgidoThe article, Experimental evidence for an impact of anthropogenic noise on dawn chorus timing in urban birds has been featured by Audubon Magazine. Photo credit: Luis Egido

Heaviest flying bird makes epic journeys to keep warm The article, Satellite telemetry reveals long-distance migration in the Asian great bustard Otis tarda dybowskii has been featured by New Scientist.

eggshell pigmentationThe review article, An embryo's eye view of avian eggshell pigmentation has been featured by WIRED

Key Papers

Can wind help explain seasonal differences in avian migration speed?
Michael U. Kemp, Judy Shamoun-Baranes, Hans Van Gasteren, Willem Bouten, E. Emiel Van Loon

Timing of spring migration in birds: long-term trends, North Atlantic Oscillation and the significance of different migration routes
Martin Stervander, Åke Lindström, Niclas Jonzén, Arne Andersson

Analysis from avian visual perspective reveals plumage colour differences among females of capuchino seedeaters (Sporophila)
Pilar Benites, Muir D. Eaton, Darío A. Lijtmaer, Stephen C. Lougheed, Pablo L. Tubaro

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