Literature Blackbird
[order] Passeriformes | [family]

Blackbird determination[order] Passeriformes | [family] Turdidae | [latin] Turdus merula | [UK] Blackbird | [FR] Merle noir | [DE] Amsel | [ES] Mirlo Común | [IT] Merlo | [NL] Merel


Recruitment patterns of Blackbirds (Turdus merula) in urban fragmented populations
Author(s): Fernández-Juricic, E. & Tellería, J. L.
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to study the effects of habitat fragmentation on Blackbird Turdus merula recruitment in 21 urban parks in the city of Madrid (Spain) during two consecutive breeding seasons (1997-98). We found that: (1) recruitment did no..[more]..
Source: Ardeola 46(1), 1999, 61-70
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Is urbanisation of European blackbirds (Turdus merula) associated with genetic differentiation?
Author(s): Jesko Partecke, Eberhard Gwinner and Staffan Bensch
Abstract: Because of the extreme ecological and environmental changes along an urban-rural gradient, it has been proposed that urbanised and non-urbanised populations of the same species may be distinctly isolated. There is evidence that urban populations have..[more]..
Source: J Ornithol (?)
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The effect of nest-height on the seasonal pattern of breeding success in Blackbirds Turdus merula
Author(s): Ludvig E., Vanicsek L., Torok J. & Csorgo T.
Abstract: An urban Blackbird Turdus merula population was studied in Budapest from 1986 to 1989. Seasonal pattern of breeding success was similar in three out of the four years: early nests were successful then the success rapidly fell, reaching another maximu..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 83 (2): 411-418.
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Body mass change strategies in blackbirds Turdus merula: the starvation-predation risk trade-off
Abstract: It is theoretically well established that body mass in birds is the consequence of a trade-off between starvation risk and predation risk. There are, however, no studies of mass variation from sufficiently large wild populations to model in detail th..[more]..
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology 74 (2), 292-302
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Effects of fat reserves on annual apparent survival of blackbirds Turdus merula
Author(s): Mark W. Miller, Arianna Aradis and Giuseppe Landucci
Abstract: Fat reserves are stored energy that may help birds survive periods of harsh winter weather. This hypothesis predicts that annual apparent survival is higher for birds with large fat reserves than for birds with few or no fat reserves in winter. Black..[more]..
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology 72 (1), 127-132
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All of Turdidae

  1. American Robin
  2. Turdus migratorius
  1. Blackbird
  2. Turdus merula
  1. Fieldfare
  2. Turdus pilaris
  1. Grey-cheeked Thrush
  2. Catharus minimus
  1. Hermit Thrush
  2. Catharus guttatus
  1. Mistle Thrush
  2. Turdus viscivorus
  1. Redwing
  2. Turdus iliacus
  1. Ring Ouzel
  2. Turdus torquatus
  1. Song Thrush
  2. Turdus philomelos
  1. Swainsons Thrush
  2. Catharus ustulatus
  1. Varied Thrush
  2. Ixoreus naevius
  1. Veery
  2. Catharus fuscescens
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