Wheatear molt and assignment tests: ongoing lessons in using stable isotopes to infer origins

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Acknowledgments

We thank David Hussell and Franz Bairlein for originally pointing out to us that Northern Wheatears do not molt all their dorsal body plumage on their wintering grounds and an anonymous reviewer for helpful suggestions on the manuscript.

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Rocque, D.A., Ben-David, M., Barry, R.P. et al. Wheatear molt and assignment tests: ongoing lessons in using stable isotopes to infer origins. J Ornithol 150, 931–934 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-009-0433-z

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Keywords

  • Stable Isotope
  • Reed Warbler
  • Oenanthe
  • Great Reed Warbler
  • Northern Wheatear