Tag: Black Redstart

Heterospecific rival recognition in Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) Science Article 4 abstract It has long been hypothesized that birds learn to recognize heterospecific competitors and for that reason males behave more aggressivelyagainst intruders in areas of local sym- patry.Recently,ithasbeenconfirmedthatindividualsofonespeciesareabletolearnspe- cies-specific visual and acoustic characteristics of heterospecific rivals and that theyare able to remember these associations. Here, we test hypotheses […]

Young Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) in the nest of the Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) Science Article 2 abstract I found a young cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) in the nest of the black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) in the viticultural area of Andra{evec (46 deg 00’N, 15 deg 57’E), in north-western Croatia, on June 15, 2004. The nest was situated on an outer wooden beam of a building […]

The effect of supplemental food on time budget and body condition in the Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros.

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) Science Article 3 abstract We studied the effect of supplementary food on time allocation, breeding success and parental body condition in Black Redstarts Phoenicurus ochruros in the Alps, NW. Italy. Time budgets of both males and females were significantly affected: individuals provided with supplementary food spent less time foraging and more […]

The evolutionary history of Eurasian redstarts, Phoenicurus

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) Science Article 1 abstract The bird genus Phoenicurus comprises 10 to 11 species that occur from Europe through Asia. To resolve theirphylogenetic relationships, their phylogeography and the tempo of their evolution, the mitochondrial cytochrome-b gene wassequenced for 16 taxa. The Bayesian maximum likelihood tree and neighbor-joining dendrogram computed from the resultingdata […]