Literature Blackcap
[order] Passeriformes | [family]

Blackcap determination[order] Passeriformes | [family] Sylviidae | [latin] Sylvia atricapilla | [UK] Blackcap | [FR] Fauvette à tête noire | [DE] Mönchsgrasmücke | [ES] Curruca Capirotada | [IT] Capinera | [NL] Zwartkop


The breeding performance of Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla in two types of forest habitat.
Author(s): Weidinger K. 2000
Abstract: The breeding densi ty of Blackcap was about four times higher in deciduous (D) riparian linear vegetation than in mixed (M) coniferous woodlots in the farmland of Eastern Bohemia, Czech Republi c, over two years. Laying started and peaked about two d..[more]..
Source: Ardea 88 : 225-233
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Is there an autumn migration of continental Blackcaps(Sylvia atricapilla) into northern Europe?
Author(s): Thimi Fransson and Bengt-Olov Stolt
Abstract: All ringing recovencs of Blackcaps in Europe were examined during Northward autumn migration into this area. The result indicates autumn movements…..[more]..
Source: Vogelwarte 37: 89-95
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Abstract: Migratory strategies of birds require complex orientation mechanisms, morphological adaptations, and lifehistory adjustments. From an evolutionary perspective, it is important to know how fast this complex combination of traits can evolve. We analyze..[more]..
Source: Evolution, 58(8), 2004, pp. 1819-1832
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Migration and wintering of Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla in Eastern Spain
Author(s): Arantza Leal, Juan S. Monros & Emilio Barba
Abstract: To describe the phenology of migratory passages and wintering of Blackcaps.
Location: Orange plantations in eastern Spain.
Methods: Data were collected between 1997 and 2002 at a Constant Effort Site.
Results: We captured between 94 and 206 indiv..[more]..
Source: Ardeola 51(2), 2004, 345-355
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Habitat and nest site preferences of Sylvia atricapilla and S. melanocephala in Majorca
Author(s): Thomas Schafer & Andreas Barkow
Abstract: Sylvia melanocephala (S. m.) and S. atricapilla (S. a.) are common in woody habitats of the western Mediterranean. Nevertheless, detailed information on habitat and particularly nest site preferences is scarce. Within its western Pal arctic distribut..[more]..
Source: Ardeola 51(2), 2004, 445-450
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Spatial behaviour of first-year Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) during the
pre-migratory period and during autumn migratory stopovers

Author(s): Nikita Chernetsov
Abstract: The spatial distribution of Blackcaps (Syh.’ia atricapilla) was studied on the basis of ringing recaptures during the post-fledging period and during autumn migratory stopovers on the Courish Spit of the Baltic Sea. The distribution of distances betw..[more]..
Source: J. Ornithol. 143, 424-429 (2002)
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Signals of profitability? Food colour preferences in migrating juvenile blackcaps differ for fruits and insects.
Author(s): G. Gamberale-Stille, K. S. S. Hall & B. S. Tullberg
Abstract: Red is a common colour signal in both aposematic warning displays, and in fruit displays. One common feature is that red is conspicuous against the natural background of the prey and fruits. However, there is a potential conflict between fruits and a..[more]..
Source: Evol Ecol (2007) 21:99-108
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Birds and rodents destroy different nests: a study of Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla using the removal of nest concealment
Abstract: Nest predation is a major factor limiting the reproductive output of small passerines (Ricklefs 1969). Thus, selecting safe nest-sites is critically important for these birds. Nest concealment can inhibit transmission of visual, chemical or auditory ..[more]..
Source: Ibis 147 (1), 213-216.
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Are blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla differential distance migrants by sex?
Author(s): Paulo CATRY, Miguel LECOQ, Greg CONWAY, Marcial FELGUEIRAS, J. Michael B. KING and Salima HAMIDI
Abstract: The extent of movements of male and female British blackcaps were analysed using ringing recovery records. Furthermore, through a literature review and the collection of original field data, the sex-ratios of blackcap samples taken at several latitud..[more]..
Source: Ardeola, 53(1),june 2006, 31-38
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Migratory fuelling in blackcaps [Sylvia atricapilla)under perceived risk of predation
Author(s): Thord Fransson . Thomas P. Weber
Abstract: It has been argued that the body mass levels achieved by birds are determined by the trade-off be-tween risks of starvation and predation. Birds have also been found to reduce body mass in response to an increased predation risk…[more]..
Source: Behav Ecol Sociobiol (1997) 41: 75-80
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Impaired Predator Evasion in Fat Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla)
Author(s): Cecilia Kullberg, Thord Fransson and Sven Jakobsson
Abstract: When birds are attacked by predators, take-off ability is crucial for the chance of survival. Recently, theoretical studies have predicted that predation risk in terms of reduced flight performance increases with body mass…[more]..
Source: Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 22 December 1996 vol. 263 no. 1377 1671-1675
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All of Sylviidae

  1. Aquatic Warbler
  2. Acrocephalus paludicola
  1. Arctic Warbler
  2. Phylloscopus borealis
  1. Blackcap
  2. Sylvia atricapilla
  1. Bonellis Warbler
  2. Phylloscopus bonelli
  1. Cettis Warbler
  2. Cettia cetti
  1. Chiffchaff
  2. Phylloscopus collybita
  1. Dartford Warbler
  2. Sylvia undata
  1. Dusky Warbler
  2. Phylloscopus fuscatus
  1. Eastern Bonellis Warbler
  2. Phylloscopus orientalis
  1. Garden Warbler
  2. Sylvia borin
  1. Grasshopper-Warbler
  2. Locustella naevia
  1. Great Reed-Warbler
  2. Acrocephalus arundinaceus
  1. Iberian Chiffchaff
  2. Phylloscopus ibericus
  1. Lesser Whitethroat
  2. Sylvia curruca
  1. Olivaceous Warbler
  2. Hippolais pallida
  1. Orphean Warbler
  2. Sylvia hortensis
  1. Reed-Warbler
  2. Acrocephalus scirpaceus
  1. Sardinian Warbler
  2. Sylvia melanocephala
  1. Savis Warbler
  2. Locustella luscinioides
  1. Sedge Warbler
  2. Acrocephalus schoenobanus
  1. Spectacled Warbler
  2. Sylvia conspicillata
  1. Subalpine Warbler
  2. Sylvia cantillans
  1. Sykess Warbler
  2. Hippolais rama
  1. Whitethroat
  2. Sylvia communis
  1. Willow Warbler
  2. Phylloscopus trochilus
  1. Wood Warbler
  2. Phylloscopus sibilatrix
  1. Yellow-Browed Warbler
  2. Phylloscopus inornatus
  1. Zitting Cisticola
  2. Cisticola juncidis
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