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July 2011 issue of The Auk is now available

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The July 2011 issue of The Auk (vol. 128, #3) is now available in entirety online at the University of California Press JSTOR website. AOU members may access each article using your login and password. (For forgotten passwords, contact JSTOR support).


The print version of The Auk mailed on July 27, 2011.


The Auk

An International Journal of Ornithology

Volume 128, Number 3, July 2011

Table of Contents

Rapid Communications


Soil calcium availability limits forest songbird productivity and density. Sarah E. Pabian and Margaret C. Brittingham

Estimating migratory connectivity of Gray Catbirds (Dumetella carolinensis) using geolocator and mark–recapture data. Thomas B. Ryder, James W. Fox, and Peter P. Marra

Special Reviews in Ornithology


Partial incubation in birds: Its occurrence, function, and quantification. Jennifer M. Wang and Steven R. Beissinger

Perspectives In Ornithology


How do precise adaptive features arise in development? Examples with evolution of context-specific sex ratios and perfect beaks. Alexander V. Badyaev


Behavior and Behavioral Ecology

Group composition, mating system, and relatedness in the communally breeding Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira) in central Brazil. Marcos R. Lima, Regina H. Macedo, Laura Muniz, Angela Pacheco, and Jeff A. Graves

Plumage mimicry in avian mixed-species flocks: More or less than meets the eye? Guy Beauchamp and Eben Goodale

Interspecific aggression for nest sites: Model experiments with Long-tailed Finches (Poephila acuticauda) and endangered Gouldian Finches (Erythrura gouldiae). Dhanya Pearce, Sarah R. Pryke, and Simon C. Griffith

Evolution and Genetics

Population genetics of a recent transcontinental colonization of South America by breeding Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica). Shawn M. Billerman, Gernot H. Huber, David W. Winkler, Rebecca J. Safran, and Irby J. Lovette

Methods and Statistics

Multistate mark–recapture analysis reveals no effect of blood sampling on survival and recapture of Eastern Kingbirds (Tyrannus tyrannus). Lucas J. Redmond and Michael T. Murphy


Stable isotopes (δD) reveal east–west differences in scheduling of molt and migration in Northern Rough-winged Swallows (Stelgidopteryx serripennis). Sievert Rohwer, Keith A. Hobson, and Sylvia Yang

Veery (Catharus fuscescens) wintering locations, migratory connectivity, and a revision of its winter range using geolocator technology. Christopher M. Heckscher, Syrena M. Taylor, James W. Fox, and Vsevolod Afanasyev

Seasonal movement, residency, and migratory patterns of Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata). Brittany B. Cline and Susan M. Haig

Parasites and Disease

Body size and immune defense of nestling Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) in response to manipulation of ectoparasites and food supply. Jon E. Brommer, Natalia Pitala, Heli Siitari, Edward Kluen, and Lars Gustafsson


Population Biology and Demography

Habitat use does not reflect habitat quality for Henslow’s Sparrows (Ammodramus henslowii) wintering in fire-managed longleaf pine savannas. Erik I. Johnson, Jennifer K. DiMiceli, Philip C. Stouffer, and Matthew E. Brooks

Reproductive success of Eastern Bluebirds (Siala sialis) on suburban golf courses. Kerri L. Cornell, Caitlin R. Kight, Ryan B. Burdge, Alex R. Gunderson, Joanna K. Hubbard, Allyson K. Jackson, Joshua E. LeClerc, Marie L. Pitts, John P. Swaddle, and Daniel A. Cristol


In Memoriam: Bradley Curtis Livezey, 1954–2011. RichardL. Zusi


In Memoriam: Jackson Dan Webster, 1919–2010. Jim Rising


In Memoriam: David William Snow, 1924–2009. AOU Committee on Memorials


In Memoriam: Nagahisa Kuroda, 1916–2009. AOU Committee on Memorials



Book Reviews. Edited by R. Todd Engstrom


100 Years Ago in the American Ornithologists' Union. Kimberly G. Smith

Fifty-second Supplement to the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American Birds. R. Terry Chesser, Richard C. Banks, F. Keith Barker, Carla Cicero, Jon L. Dunn, Andrew W. Kratter, Irby J. Lovette, Pamela C. Rasmussen, J. V. Remsen, Jr., James D. Rising, Douglas F. Stotz, and Kevin Winker

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