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New Subject Editor - Jan van Gils

We are very happy to welcome Jan van Gils to our editorial team!

Jan van Gils has a very strong research profile in ecophysiology, foraging behaviour, evolutionary ecology and shorebird ecology, which are all core areas for Journal of Avian Biology....

Endozoochory largely outweighs epizoochory in migrating passerines

Migrating birds give seeds the opportunity of a lifetime: a journey they will never forget! But what’s the best way to hitchhike? In the comfort of the gut or feeling the wind on your seed coat? Find out more...

Parent–environmental interactions shape acoustic signatures in tree swallows

Acoustic signatures are common components of avian vocalizations and are important for the recognition of individuals and groups. In this study the authors investigate whether acoustic brood signatures are attributed to the genetic/maternal origins or to their rearing...

Welcome to our new homepage!

After a lot of work, we are proud to present our new homepage! We really hope that you all will enjoy it as much as we do. Apart from up-to-date journal information and author guidelines, the homepage will also function as a discussion board where you can...

Editor´s choice - Territory quality and habitat heterogeneity in ravens

A common observation in avian population ecology is a density-dependent decrease in breeding success. Among territorial species this has been explained either as depending on habitat heterogeneity; low-quality territories are occupied in a higher...

Editor´s choice - Montane birds are declining in northern Europe

There is cause for concern about the alpine and arctic bird species breeding in climate-sensitive mountainous regions. A collaborative analysis of data from systematic monitoring schemes covering the Fennoscandian mountains in northern Europe demonstrates that...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Journal of Avian Biology!

We would like to thank all our our Authors, Reviewers and Readers for a fantastic year.

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