Orientation of vagrant birds on the Faroe Islands in the Atlantic Ocean

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Abstract

Migratory birds are frequently found far outside their normal range but the phenomenon is poorly understood. We used radio telemetry to track individual migratory flights of several species of songbirds on the Faroe Islands, far west of their normal migration route. Birds with expected easterly and south-easterly migration direction departed westwards out over the Atlantic Ocean, indicating that these birds are actively flying in the "wrong" direction and that their occurrence is not caused by wind drift. This is in contrast to the apparently normal south-westerly to easterly departure directions in birds expected to migrate south or southwest.

Detaljer

Författare
Externa organisationer
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology
  • University of Konstanz
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Zoologi
  • Ekologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1261-1265
Antal sidor5
TidskriftJournal of Ornithology
Volym153
Utgivningsnummer4
StatusPublished - 2012 okt
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa