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Migration, stopover and moult of the great reed warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus in Ghana, West Africa

Hedenström, Anders LU ; Bensch, Staffan LU ; Hasselquist, Dennis LU ; Lockwood, M. and Ottosson, Ulf LU (1993) In Ibis 135(2). p.177-180
Abstract
We studied Great Reed Warblers Acrocephalus arundinaceus at two localities in Ghana during the winter. In the north (Tono), the birds arrived from late September and conducted a rapid moult soon after arrival. Towards the end of moult, birds accumulated fat and disappeared from the site. In the south (Tafo), birds arrived from mid-November in fresh plumage. This seemed to be the final wintering area as birds stayed there during the winter. In March-April they again accumulated fat, although only small amounts, before spring migration back to breeding areas.
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135
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2
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177 - 180
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Wiley-Blackwell
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0019-1019
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10.1111/j.1474-919X.1993.tb02829.x
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English
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  abstract     = {We studied Great Reed Warblers Acrocephalus arundinaceus at two localities in Ghana during the winter. In the north (Tono), the birds arrived from late September and conducted a rapid moult soon after arrival. Towards the end of moult, birds accumulated fat and disappeared from the site. In the south (Tafo), birds arrived from mid-November in fresh plumage. This seemed to be the final wintering area as birds stayed there during the winter. In March-April they again accumulated fat, although only small amounts, before spring migration back to breeding areas.},
  author       = {Hedenström, Anders and Bensch, Staffan and Hasselquist, Dennis and Lockwood, M. and Ottosson, Ulf},
  issn         = {0019-1019},
  keyword      = {song},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {177--180},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Ibis},
  title        = {Migration, stopover and moult of the great reed warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus in Ghana, West Africa},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.1993.tb02829.x},
  volume       = {135},
  year         = {1993},
}