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Global weather variability affects avian phenology: a long-term analysis, 1881-2001

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    SYSNO ASEP0103157
    Document TypeJ - Journal Article
    R&D Document TypeJournal Article
    Subsidiary JOstatní články
    TitleGlobal weather variability affects avian phenology: a long-term analysis, 1881-2001
    TitleGlobální proměnlivost počasí ovlivňuje fenologii ptáků: dlouhodobý rozbor z let 1881 až 2001
    Author(s) Hubálek, Zdeněk (UBO-W) RID, SAI, ORCID
    Source TitleFolia zoologica. - : Ústav biologie obratlovců AV ČR, v. v. i. - ISSN 0139-7893
    Roč. 53, č. 3 (2004), s. 227-236
    Number of pages10 s.
    Languageeng - English
    CountryCZ - Czech Republic
    Keywordsmigratory birds ; spring arrival ; North Atlantic Oscillation
    Subject RIVEG - Zoology
    R&D ProjectsKSK6005114 GA AV ČR - Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (AV ČR)
    AnnotationSpring arrival dates of 37 migratory bird species recorded in Moravia (Czechland) during 103 years between 1881 and 2001 were correlated with seasonal North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index. Bird arrivals occurred significantly earlier following positive NAO values (causing a warmer spring than normal in Central Europe) in all short-distance migrants with a European/Mediterranean winter range (e.g., Alauda arvensis, Columba palumbus, Serinus serinus, Sturnus vulgaris, Turdus philomelos, Vanellus vanellus). However, the timing of arrival did not correlate significantly with NAO in long-distance migrants having largely a sub-Saharan winter range (e.g., Apus apus, Ciconia ciconia, Cuculus canorus, Hippolais icterina, Hirundo rustica, Oriolus oriolus, Streptopelia turtur, Upupa epops). The prevailing positive phase of winter NAO conditions observed in Europe at the end of the 20th century has obviously determined the trend of an earlier than normal arrival of short-distance migrants.
    WorkplaceInstitute of Vertebrate Biology
    ContactHana Slabáková,, Tel.: 543 422 524
    Year of Publishing2005
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