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Keywords: blackcap
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (7): 1069–1075.
Published: 1 April 2012
... the relative contribution of these sources to rebuild the GIT of migratory birds is not yet known, we mimicked in-flight fasting and then re-feeding in two groups of blackcaps ( Sylvia atricapilla ), a Palearctic migratory passerine. The birds were fed a diet containing either 3% or 20% protein to simulate...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (3): 380–385.
Published: 1 February 2010
... migratory fasts have shown reductions in intestine mass, morphological changes to the mucosal epithelium, and reductions in food intake and assimilation rate upon initial refeeding. We found that blackcaps ( Sylvia atricapilla , Linnaeus) newly arrived at a migratory stopover after crossing the Sahara...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (15): 2519–2523.
Published: 1 August 2008
... an important role in this respect. In the study reported here, we aimed to test whether artificial reduction of the UV wavelengths reflected from parasitic eggshell affects rejection behaviour in the blackcap Sylvia atricapilla . To achieve this goal, we experimentally manipulated, with UV, part of spectra...