Lesser Grey Shrike determination[order] Passeriformes | [family] Laniidae | [latin] Lanius minor | [UK] Lesser Grey Shrike | [FR] Pie-grièche à poitrine rose | [DE] Schwarzstirnwürger | [ES] Alcaudón chico | [IT] Averla cenerina | [NL] Kleine Klapekster


Vineyards harbour a relict population of Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) in Mediterranean France
Author(s): Paul Isenmann and Gabriel Debout
Abstract: Modem agriculture contributed to the decline of many bird species through habitat degradation or habitat loss during the second half of the 20th century in western Europe. Areas where traditional agriculture has been maintained still allow many speci..[more]..
Source: J. Omithol. 141,435-440 (2000)
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Male shrikes punish unfaithful females
Author(s): Francisco Valera, Herbert Hoi and Anton Krist?n
Abstract: The costs to females of participating in extrapair copulations is an interesting but hitherto neglected topic in behavioral ecology. An obvious potential cost to females is male physical sanctions. However, although retaliation and punishment by male..[more]..
Source: Behav Ecol 14: 403-408 (2003)
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Do melanin-based tail patterns predict individual quality and sex in Lesser Grey Shrikes Lanius minor ?
Author(s): Anton Kristín, Francisco Valera, Christine Hoi and Herbert Hoi
Abstract: In many bird species, males display colourful, usually carotenoid or structurally based plumage ornaments. On the other hand, there are many bird species and entire avian genera that are achromatic, i.e. with predominantly white, grey and black pluma..[more]..
Source: J Ornithol (2007) 148:1-8
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