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Wheatear survival

Back in September I wrote a blog in which I introduced my research work on the wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe). Today I’m going to delve a bit further into this work, focusing on how food availability during the breeding season affects survival. As I mentioned previously, the wheatear is a migrant songbird that undertakes some of […]

A Model Migrant

Millions of birds are now embarking on journeys to distant wintering grounds. Wheatears, distant relatives of the robin to which they are similar in size, undertake extraordinary migrations of several thousands of kilometres. Most extreme are those travelling from Alaska, west across Asia, reaching East Africa after a voyage of 10,000 kilometres. Or the Greenland […]