An unknown migration route of the ‘globally threatened’ Aquatic Warbler revealed by geolocators


Contact
simeon.lisovski [ at ] awi.de

Abstract

The globally-threatened Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) breeds in Europe and spends the northern winter in sub-Saharan West Africa. We attached 30 geolocators to breeding birds in the central Ukraine in 2010. Three geolocators which collected data from the autumn migration were recovered in 2011. They revealed a previously-unknown migration route via southern Europe to stopover sites in south-western France and Spain. In West Africa, one bird spent some time well south of known non-breeding areas. For the conservation of some Aquatic Warbler populations, protection of hitherto unknown stopover sites in southern Europe and Africa may be crucial.



Item Type
Article
Authors
Divisions
Primary Division
Programs
Primary Topic
Peer revision
ISI/Scopus peer-reviewed
Publication Status
Published
Eprint ID
52129
DOI 10.1007/s10336-012-0912-5

Cite as
Salewski, V. , Flade, M. , Poluda, A. , Kiljan, G. , Liechti, F. , Lisovski, S. and Hahn, S. (2013): An unknown migration route of the ‘globally threatened’ Aquatic Warbler revealed by geolocators , Journal of Ornithology, 154 (2), pp. 549-552 . doi: 10.1007/s10336-012-0912-5


Download
[img]
Preview
PDF
Salewski_et_al-2013-JOrn.pdf

Download (252kB) | Preview

Share


Citation

Research Platforms
N/A

Campaigns


Actions
Edit Item Edit Item