Tag: European Stonechat

Environmental factors determine numbers of overwintering European Stonechats Saxicola rubicola: A long-term study.

European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) Science Article 3 abstract In this study the relationship between the number of European Stonechats Saxicola rubicola at a winter site in Israel and the local rainfall, air temperature, and arthropod abundance was examined. In some years population size declined to about one third of the initial size, while in others […]

Timing of molt as a buffer in the avian annual cycle

European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) Science Article 1 abstract Birds in seasonal environments must time stages in their annual life cycles precisely. While the fitness costs ofmistimed reproduction and migration are widely recognized, molt has been viewed as a more flexible element. Birds modify thetiming of molt in various ways to keep to overall timetables, but […]

Gonadal status upon spring arrival in long-distance and short-distancemigrating stonechats ( Saxicola torquata)

European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) Science Article 2 abstract Long-distance migration is often associated with relatively short breeding seasons and a start of reproductive activities shortly after arrival. The full activation of the reproductive system from the regressed state takes, however, several weeks and must, therefore, be initiated in the winter quarters or during spring migration. […]

European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

[order] PASSERIFORMES | [family] Muscicapidae | [latin] Saxicola rubicola | [UK] European Stonechat | [FR] Cotinga noir | [DE] Schwarzkehlchen | [ES] Tarabilla comun | [NL] Roodborsttapuit Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Saxicola rubicola EU w, s Europe, n Africa Saxicola rubicola hibernans Saxicola rubicola rubicola Physical charateristics […]