Rare breeding behaviour discovered in Californian bird

Reproduction and migration are the two most demanding tasks in a bird's life, and the vast majority of species separate them into different times of the year. Only two bird species have been shown to undertake what scientists call "itinerant breeding": nesting in one area, migrating to another region, and nesting again there within the same year, to take advantage of shifting food resources. New research just published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances provides strong evidence that a third bird species takes on this unusual challenge—the Phainopepla, a unique bird found in the southwestern U.S. and the northernmost member of an otherwise tropical family.

Rare breeding behaviour discovered in Californian bird

Tue 15 Oct 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Rare 'itinerant breeding' behavior revealed in California bird

Reproduction and migration are the two most demanding tasks in a bird's life, and the vast majority of species separate them into different times of the year. Only two bird species have been ...

Tue 15 Oct 19 from Phys.org

Rare 'itinerant breeding' behavior revealed in California bird, Tue 15 Oct 19 from ScienceDaily

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