Category: science article

parental feeding of nestling yellow warblers in relation to brood size and prey availability

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 12 abstract The feeding by adult Yellow Warblers (Dendroicap etechia) of nestlings in broods of 3, 4, or 5 young was studied during two breeding seasons on the forested dune ridge near Delta, Manitoba. Broods of 2-day-old young were selectively fed geometrid larvae by the adults, and broods of […]

YELLOW WARBLER

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 8 abstract Across its vast range, the Yellow Warbler is a highly variable species. Forty-threesubspecies are currently recognized, and are treated geographically as three groups. The aestivagroup breeds throughout much of the U.S. and Canada, from northern Alaska, northern Yukon,northwestern and central Mackenzie, northern Saskatchewan, northern Manitoba, northernOntario, central […]

Interspecific Aggression By Yellow Warblers In A Sun Coffee Plantation

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 5 abstract Non-breeding habitat use is mediated infrequently by interspecific aggression in migratory birds. Such aggression occurs most commonly among birds exploiting rich resource patches such as nectar, fruit, or other similar resources (Greenberg et al. 1994). Interspecificterritoriality and dominance is less commonly noted among insectivorous species (Rappole and […]

Speciation and rapid phenotypic differentiation in theyellow-rumped warblerDendroica coronatacomplex

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 7 abstract The relative importance of the Pleistocene glacial cycles in driving avian speciationremains controversial, partly because species limits in many groups remain poorly understood,and because current taxonomic designations are often based on phenotypic characteristicsof uncertain phylogenetic significance. We use mtDNA sequence data to examinepatterns of genetic variation, sequence […]

Do female Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia) incubatewhile in the nest during the laying period?

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) Science Article 2 abstract Although some passerine species heat their eggs during the brief periods of nest attentiveness early in the laying period (e.g., Haftorn 1981), egg temperature data are not available for Yellow Warblers (Dendroica petechia). As part of a larger study on the effect of Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) […]

Autumn stopover ecology of the BlackpollWarbler (Dendroica striata) in thorn scrub forestof the Dominican Republic

White-faced Whitestart (Myioborus albifacies) Science Article 1 abstract We used mist-netting, color-banding, resighting, and behavioral observations to study the autumn stopoverecology of migrating Blackpoll Warblers (Dendroica striata) in coastal thorn scrub forest in the area of Cabo Rojo,Pedernales Province, Dominican Republic. Blackpoll Warblers were the most abundant migrant present in this habitatthroughout most of October […]

transoceanic migration of the blackpoll warbler:summary of scientific evidence and response tocriticisms by murray

White-faced Whitestart (Myioborus albifacies) Science Article 2 abstract The hypothesis that Blackpoll Warblers (Dendroica striata) make transoceanicflights in autumn from the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada to South Americahas been proposed or supported in more than 25 papers by many authors, using manytechniques.M urray (1989; unpubl.) has criticized this hypothesis, but cited only a few […]

Female Site Fidelity And Polygyny In The Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica Striata)

White-faced Whitestart (Myioborus albifacies) Science Article 3 abstract From 1980 to 1982, 8-30% of male Blackpoll Warblers (Dendroics atriata) studied on Kent Island, New Brunswick, were bigamous each year (2 = 16.8%). I tested whether differences in the quality of the breeding situation can give rise to polygynous matings. Five territory parameters and two male […]

Subspecific Identification of the Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus

Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) Science Article 3 abstract The Willet is a familiar shorebird to many birders around temperate regions of North, Central, and South America. Its large size, drab plumage, and flashy wing pattern make it relatively straightforward to identify Michael O’Brien, BIRDING MAY/JUNE 2 0 0 6 Download article download full text (pdf)

Predator avoidance behaviour of a solitary Willet attacked by a Peregrine Falcon

Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) Science Article 2 abstract During the non-breeding season, Willets Catoptrophorus semipalmatus use a variety of tactics to avoid predators and have been reported to take flight, submerge themselves inwater, and hide in or near marsh vegetation JOSEPH B. BUCHANAN, Bulletin 104 August 2004 Download article download full text (pdf)