Zoology & Animal Science

Ornithology Virtual Issue

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Review article: The catastrophic impact of invasive mammalian predators on birds of the UK Overseas Territories: a review and synthesis

Assessing the impacts of wind farms on birds

Journal of Avian Biology
Wrens on the edge: feeders predict Carolina wren Thryothorus ludovicianus abundance at the northern edge of their range

Melanin-based coloration is related to parasite intensity and cellular immune response in an urban free living bird: the feral pigeon Columba livia

White Flank Spots Signal Feeding Dominance in Female Diamond Firetails, Stagonopleura guttata

Long-Distance Calling by the Willow Tit, Poecile montanus, Facilitates Formation of Mixed-Species Foraging Flocks

Journal of Field Ornithology
Demography and population trends of Whooping Cranes

Avian research in the Caribbean: past contributions and current priorities

Journal of Zoology
The erection mechanism of the ratite penis

Animal Conservation
Survival on the ark: life-history trends in captive parrots

The Journal of Wildlife Management
Succession of bird communities in young temperate rainforests following thinning

Wildlife Society Bulletin
Long-term changes in spatial distribution of birds responding to a group-selection timber harvest

Wildlife Monographs
Harvest, survival, and abundance of midcontinent lesser snow geese relative to population reduction efforts

Open Access JournalEcology and Evolution
A genetic polymorphism in the sex-linked ATP5A1 gene is associated with individual fitness in Ovenbirds (Seiurus aurocapilla)

Open Access JournalEvolutionary Applications
Birds in space and time: genetic changes accompanying anthropogenic habitat fragmentation in the endangered black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla)

Ecology Letters
Variable and complex food web structures revealed by exploring missing trophic links between birds and biofilm

Hovering sunbirds in the Old World: occasional behaviour or evolutionary trend?

Conservation Biology
Population Dynamics of Hawaiian Seabird Colonies Vulnerable to Sea-Level Rise

Conservation Letters
Reducing death by electrocution of the white stork Ciconia ciconia

Evolution & Development
Finding the frame shift: digit loss, developmental variability, and the origin of the avian hand

Migratory behavior of birds affects their coevolutionary relationship with blood parasites

Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution
Sequential Expression of Osteoblast Phenotypic Genes During Medullary Bone Formation and Resorption in Estrogen-Treated Male Japanese Quails

Zoo Biology
Morphometric sex determination of Milky and Painted storks in captivity

Integrative Zoology
Feathered dinosaurs from China and the evolution of major avian characters

Biological Reviews
Challenging claims in the study of migratory birds and climate change

Austral Ecology
Environmental and socio-economic factors related to urban bird communities

Functional Ecology
Deleterious effects of light exposure on immunity and sexual coloration in birds

Journal of Animal Ecology
Inbreeding avoidance mechanisms: dispersal dynamics in cooperatively breeding southern pied babblers

Journal of Applied Ecology
Landscape-scale responses of birds to agri-environment management: a test of the English Environmental Stewardship scheme

Methods in Ecology and Evolution
How safe is mist netting? evaluating the risk of injury and mortality to birds

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Deep phylogeny, net primary productivity, and global body size gradient in birds

Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Evolution of sexual dichromatism in relation to nesting habits in European passerines: a test of Wallace’s hypothesis

African Journal of Ecology
Protected area gap analysis of important bird areas in Tanzania

Animal Science Journal
Polymorphism of insulin-like growth factor 1 gene is associated with breast muscle yields in chickens

Animal Genetics
Genetic relationships between Japanese native and commercial breeds using 70 chicken autosomal SNP genotypes by the DigiTag2 assay

Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research
Metaves, Mirandornithes, Strisores and other novelties - a critical review of the higher-level phylogeny of neornithine birds

Avian Composition Co-varies with Floristic Composition and Soil Nutrient Concentration in Amazonian Upland Forests

Natural Resource Modeling
Mathematical Modeling of Viral Zoonoses in Wildlife