Leap-frog migration and residents: new migratory habits in Swedish Greylag geese

Lovisa Nilsson, Camilla Olsson, Johan Elmberg, Nils Bunnefeld, Niklas Liljebäck & Johan Månsson
Knowledge about intraspecific and individual variation in bird migration behavior is important to predict spatiotemporal distribution, patterns of phenology, breeding success and interactions with the surrounding environment (e.g., human livelihoods). Such variation is key to adaptive, evolutionary responses, i.e., how individuals respond spatiotemporally to the environment to maximize fitness. In this study we used GPS location data from one to three full annual cycles from 76 Greylag geese Anser anser to test the hypothesis that...
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