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Individual improvements and selective mortality shape lifelong migratory performance

Individual improvements and selective mortality shape lifelong migratory performance A cross-sectional study of migrating raptors aged from 1 to 27 years old shows that migratory performance gradually improves with age and is driven both by selective mortality and individual improvement, with younger birds leaving progressively earlier as they age and becoming more proficient at coping with adverse environmental conditions, such as unfavourable winds. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Springer Journals

Individual improvements and selective mortality shape lifelong migratory performance

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Nature Publishing Group, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited. All Rights Reserved.
Subject
Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary; Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary; Science, multidisciplinary
ISSN
0028-0836
eISSN
1476-4687
DOI
10.1038/nature13696
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Abstract

A cross-sectional study of migrating raptors aged from 1 to 27 years old shows that migratory performance gradually improves with age and is driven both by selective mortality and individual improvement, with younger birds leaving progressively earlier as they age and becoming more proficient at coping with adverse environmental conditions, such as unfavourable winds.

Journal

NatureSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 24, 2014

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