Journal of Avian Biology

Cover image for Vol. 47 Issue 5

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

Impact Factor: 2.192

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 1/24 (Ornithology)

Online ISSN: 1600-048X

Associated Title(s): Ecography, Nordic Journal of Botany, Oikos

Virtual Issue - Seabirds


With 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.

The individual counts: within sex differences in foraging strategies are as important as sex-specific differences in masked boobies Sula dactylatra
Julia Sommerfeld, Akiko Kato, Yan Ropert-Coudert, Stefan Garthe, Mark A. Hindell

Networks of prey specialization in an Arctic monomorphic seabird
Jennifer F. Provencher, Kyle H. Elliott, Anthony J. Gaston, Birgit M. Braune

Movements and activities of male black-tailed gulls in breeding and sabbatical years
Kentaro Kazama, Kazuhiko Hirata, Takashi Yamamoto, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Akinori Takahashi, Yasuaki Niizuma, Philip N. Trathan, Yutaka Watanuki

Colouration in Atlantic puffins and blacklegged kittiwakes: monochromatism and links to body condition in both sexes
Claire Doutrelant, Arnaud Grégoire, Doris Gomez, Vincent Staszewski, Emilie Arnoux, Torkild Tveraa, Bruno Faivre, Thierry Boulinier

Chronic stress in infancy fails to affect body size and immune response of adult female blue-footed boobies or their offspring
María Cristina Carmona-Isunza, Alejandra Núñez-de la Mora, Hugh Drummond

Energetic consequences of contrasting winter migratory strategies in a sympatric Arctic seabird duet
Jérôme Fort, Harald Steen, Hallvard Strøm, Yann Tremblay, Eirik Grønningsæter, Emeline Pettex, Warren P. Porter, David Grémillet

Specialization to cold-water upwellings may facilitate gene flow in seabirds: new evidence from the Peruvian pelican Pelecanus thagus (Pelecaniformes: Pelecanidae)
Will S. Jeyasingham, Scott A. Taylor, Carlos B. Zavalaga, Alejandro Simeone, Vicki L. Friesen

The population increase of common guillemots Uria aalge on Skomer Island is explained by intrinsic demographic properties
Jessica Meade, Ben J. Hatchwell, Julia L. Blanchard, Tim R. Birkhead

Rates and consequences of relaying in little auks Alle alle breeding in the High Arctic an experimental study with egg removal
Dariusz Jakubas, Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas

Predator–prey interactions between the South Polar skua Catharacta maccormicki and Antarctic tern Sterna vittata
Karel Weidinger, Václav Pavel

Evidence for strong assortative mating, limited gene flow, and strong differentiation across the blue-footed/Peruvian booby hybrid zone in northern Peru
Scott A. Taylor, David J. Anderson, Carlos B. Zavalaga and, Vicki L. Friesen

Divergent diving behavior during short and long trips of a bimodal forager, the little auk Alle alle
Zachary W. Brown, Jorg Welcker, Ann M. A. Harding, Wojciech Walkusz, Nina J. Karnovsky

Seasonal variation in pre-fledging survival of lesser scaup Aythya affinis: hatch date effects depend on maternal body mass
Kirsty E. B. Gurney, Robert G. Clark, Stuart M. Slattery