Wintering and migration of Bluethroat Luscinia svecica in central Spain

Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) Science Article 2


Aims: Birds have been able to change their breeding and wintering areas by tracking variation in different conditions. In the last decades, the winter distribution of the Bluethroat had been changing. This passerine winters mainly in Africa, although observations of birds wintering in Iberia have increased since the 1970s. We describe its migration and wintering patterns in central Spain, and try to understand the causes for this change in the wintering range.Location: The study was conducted at Las Minas Ringing Station (San Martin de la Vega, Madrid, 40.13

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