Data from: ‘Same procedure as last year?' Repeatedly tracked swifts show individual consistency in migration pattern in successive years

Arndt H. J. Wellbrock, Christina Bauch, Jan Rozman & Klaudia Witte
Individual migration pattern during non-breeding season is still a black box in many migratory birds. However, knowledge on both individual level and population level in migration and overwintering is fundamental to understand the life cycle of these birds and the constraints affecting them. We showed in a highly aerial migrant, the common swift Apus apus, that repeatedly tracked birds breeding at one site in Germany used the same individual-specific migration routes and wintering areas in...
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