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Wintering area and migration routes for Ortolan Buntings Emberiza hortulana from Sweden determined with light-geologgers

Olsson, Peter LU ; Selstam, Gunnar and Sondell, Jan (2015) In Ornis Svecica 25. p.3-14
Abstract
The decrease of Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana in
Western Europe over the last five decades has caused serious
concern for the survival of this species in Sweden.
In order to find out the migration routes and wintering location,
we equipped several males with geologgers. Our
data show annual cycles of migrations routes, wintering
grounds and time schedules for seven re-trapped birds.
The wintering area in West Africa is savannah woodland
in a mountainous landscape in Mali and Guinea. The
migration routes follow more or less the great circle between
the breeding and wintering areas. Most birds were
likely to have passed the well-known Ortolan catching
area in les Landes south of Bordeaux... (More)
The decrease of Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana in
Western Europe over the last five decades has caused serious
concern for the survival of this species in Sweden.
In order to find out the migration routes and wintering location,
we equipped several males with geologgers. Our
data show annual cycles of migrations routes, wintering
grounds and time schedules for seven re-trapped birds.
The wintering area in West Africa is savannah woodland
in a mountainous landscape in Mali and Guinea. The
migration routes follow more or less the great circle between
the breeding and wintering areas. Most birds were
likely to have passed the well-known Ortolan catching
area in les Landes south of Bordeaux in France during
autumn migration. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The decrease of Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana in<br/>Western Europe over the last five decades has caused serious<br/>concern for the survival of this species in Sweden.<br/>In order to find out the migration routes and wintering location,<br/>we equipped several males with geologgers. Our<br/>data show annual cycles of migrations routes, wintering<br/>grounds and time schedules for seven re-trapped birds.<br/>The wintering area in West Africa is savannah woodland<br/>in a mountainous landscape in Mali and Guinea. The<br/>migration routes follow more or less the great circle between<br/>the breeding and wintering areas. Most birds were<br/>likely to have passed the well-known Ortolan catching<br/>area in les Landes south of Bordeaux in France during<br/>autumn migration.},
  author       = {Olsson, Peter and Selstam, Gunnar and Sondell, Jan},
  issn         = {1102-6812},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {3--14},
  publisher    = {Sveriges Ornitologiska Förening},
  series       = {Ornis Svecica},
  title        = {Wintering area and migration routes for Ortolan Buntings Emberiza hortulana from Sweden determined with light-geologgers},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2015},
}