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Linking breeding and wintering ranges of a migratory songbird using stable isotopes

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dc.contributor.author Rubenstein, D. R. en
dc.contributor.author Chamberlain, C. P. en
dc.contributor.author Holmes, Richard T. en
dc.contributor.author Ayres, M. P. en
dc.contributor.author Waldbauer, J. R. en
dc.contributor.author Graves, Gary R. en
dc.contributor.author Tuross, Noreen C. en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-24T19:48:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-24T19:48:17Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Rubenstein, D. R., Chamberlain, C. P., Holmes, Richard T., Ayres, M. P., Waldbauer, J. R., Graves, Gary R., and Tuross, Noreen C. 2002. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F8706">Linking breeding and wintering ranges of a migratory songbird using stable isotopes</a>." <em>Science</em>. 295 (5557):1062&ndash;1065. en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-8075
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/8706
dc.description.abstract We used the natural abundance of stable isotopes (carbon and hydrogen) in the feathers of a neotropical migrant songbird to determine where birds from particular breeding areas spend the winter and the extent to which breeding populations mix in winter quarters. We show that most birds wintering on western Caribbean islands come from the northern portion of the species&#39; North American breeding range, whereas those on more easterly islands are primarily from southern breeding areas. Although segregated by breeding latitude, birds within local wintering areas derive from a wide range of breeding longitudes, indicating considerable population mixing with respect to breeding Longitude. These results are useful for assessing the effects of wintering habitat Loss on breeding population abundances and for predicting whether the demographic consequences will be concentrated or diffuse. en
dc.relation.ispartof Science en
dc.title Linking breeding and wintering ranges of a migratory songbird using stable isotopes en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 74997
rft.jtitle Science
rft.volume 295
rft.issue 5557
rft.spage 1062
rft.epage 1065
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 1062
dc.citation.epage 1065


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