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- Coppack, Timothy; Both, Christiaan
- Ardea 2002 v.90 no.3 pp. 369-378
- Ficedula hypoleuca; breeding; breeding sites; climate change; environmental factors; food availability; genotype; migratory behavior; migratory birds; oviposition; phenology; phenotypic plasticity; prediction; spring; temperature; wintering grounds
- ... Analyses of long-term data indicate that human-caused climatic changes are affecting bird phenology in directions consistent with theoretical predictions. Here, we report on recent trends in the timing of spring arrival and egg laying found within a western European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca population. Mean egg laying date has advanced over the past 20 years in this population. The advan ...