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Pinned  Arctic-Nesting Birds May Struggle with Changing Climate

Mar 11 2016 02:52 PM | Ellen Paul in Editor's Choice: The Auk

Warming in the Arctic may not be beneficial for songbird nestlings as it will also bring wetter and more variable conditions.



Author: The Auk: Ornithological Advances
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Auk Ornithological Advances - Editor's Choice: Study Confirms Feasibility of Tracking Parrots with GPS Telemetry

Feb 20 2015 01:41 PM | Ellen Paul in Editor's Choice: The Auk

Outwitting parrots takes ingenuity. Researchers in New Zealand figured out how to keep Keas from removing and destroying data loggers.

Author: AOUCOSPUBS
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Editor's Choice: Phylogeny of Emberizoidea and female mate choice in Greater Sage-Grouse

Jan 12 2015 04:44 PM | Mark Hauber in Editor's Choice: The Auk

Editor-in-Chief Mark Hauber highlights two superb papers coming in the April 2015 issue of The Auk: Ornithological Advances. The first offers insights into New World biogeography based on a new Emberizoidea phylogeny. The second reveals that male sage-grouse are most attractive to females when they increase the intensity of their display as females get closer.

Author: Mark Hauber, Editor-in-Chief
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Common Yellowthroat song varies across geographic regions and among subspecies

Apr 02 2014 06:07 AM | Ellen Paul in Editor's Choice: The Auk

Wichity witchity witchity: the song of the Common Yellowthroat carries a record of evolutionary change. A recent paper by Rachel T. Bolus is highlighted by the editor of The Auk: Ornithological Advances.

Author: Mark Hauber
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Editor's Choice, Auk volume 130 issue 2

Jun 24 2013 08:51 AM | MIchael Murphy in Editor's Choice: The Auk

The Auk Editor Michael T. Murphy offers his choice for must-read articles in the most recent issue of the Auk. In this issue, he highlights recent advances in the understanding of long-distance migration using archival light-level geolocators.

Author: Michael T. Murphy, Editor
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Editor's Choice, Auk volume 130 number 1

Feb 08 2013 03:19 PM | MIchael Murphy in Editor's Choice: The Auk

The editor of The Auk highlights two articles from the most recent issue that deserve special attention. The articles for this issue are: Assessing migration of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) at broad spatial and temporal scales by Jason R. Courter, Ron J. Johnson, William C. Bridges, and Kenneth G. Hubbard and Life-history tradeoffs in Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis): Implications for assessment of territory quality by M. Zachariah Peery and R. J. Gutiérrez

Author: Michael T. Murphy, Editor
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Editor's Choice, The Auk 129(4), October 2012

Oct 29 2012 10:00 AM | MIchael Murphy in Editor's Choice: The Auk

In 2011 we began highlighting articles that we believe deserve special attention. For the October 2012 issue of the Auk, we highlight the following two articles: One species but two patterns: Populations of the Hudsonian Godwit (Limosa haemastica) differ in spring migration timing by Nathan R. Senner and El Niño–Southern Oscillation influences annual survival of a migratory songbird at a regional scale by Joseph A. LaManna, T. Luke George, James F. Saracco, M. Philip Nott, and David F. DeSante.

Author: Michael T. Murphy, Editor
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Editor's Choice from the Auk, April 2012

May 13 2012 05:50 PM | MIchael Murphy in Editor's Choice: The Auk

The editor of The Auk highlights two articles from the most recent issue that deserve special attention. In the first, Kevin Burns and Allison Schultz report on widespread cryptic dichromatism in Neotropical songbirds. In the second, Iván de la Hera et al. expore the relationships between migratory behavior and speed and timing of molt in Nearctic passerines. Both articles are available for free online thanks to the AOU.

Author: Michael T. Murphy, Editor
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Editor's Choice: A New Feature from the Auk

Nov 03 2011 12:12 PM | MIchael Murphy in Editor's Choice: The Auk

Starting with the October 2011 issue of The Auk, we are highlighting articles that we believe deserve special attention from our members and hopefully increase interest in the journal in readers who are not members now. Below are my choices for this issue of The Auk.

Author: Michael Murphy, Editor
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