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Entries from March 12th, 2010

New insights on “ecological barriers” in the migration pattern of the Eleonora’s Falcon

March 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Raptor Research

We examined the connection between  landscape characteristics and behaviour of a long-distance migratory raptor, the Eleonora’s falcon. Our main goal was to test whether long-distance migratory birds adjust their migration programme according to the different characteristics of the habitats crossed during the journey with special emphasis in the so-called ‘‘ecological barriers’’, inhospitable environments where the opportunities to fulfil energy requirements are low […]

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