Publications using EDB data

This page lists some recent papers based on data supplied by the EURING databank. The list is currently incomplete and will be entered in due course. If you are aware of papers based on EDB data that are not included here please send full bibliographic details to Chris du Feu, the EURING databank co-ordinator by email.

We cordially thank Antonia Albrecht (Germany) for help with literature search.

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Ambrosini, R., Javier Cuervo, J., du Feu, C., Fiedler, W., Musitelli, F., Rubolini, D., Sicurella, B., Spina, F., Saino, N. & Pape Møller, A. 2016 Migratory connectivity and effects of winter temperatures on migratory behaviour of the European robin Erithacus rubecula: a continent-wide analysis Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 749-760. View online
du Feu, C.R., Clark, J.A., Schaub, M., Fiedler, W. & Baillie, S.R. 2016 The EURING Data Bank – a critical tool for continental-scale studies of marked birds Ringing & Migration 31:1-18 View online


Senar, J.C., Kew, J. & Kew, A. 2015 Do Siskins have friends? An analysis of movements of Siskins in groups based on EURING recoveries Bird Study 62: 566-568. View online


Ambrosini, R., Borgoni, R., Rubolini, D., Sicurella, B., Fiedler, W., Bairlein, F., Baillie, S.R., Robinson, R. A., Clark, J.A., Spina, F. & Saino, N. 2014 Modelling the progression of bird migration with conditional autoregressive models applied to ringing data PLoS ONE, 9:e102440 View online
Andueza, M., Barba, E., Arroyo, J.L., Feliu, J., Greno, J.L., Jubete, F., Lozano, L., Monros, J.S., Moreno-Opo, R., Neto, M., Onrubia, A., Tenreiro, P., Valkenburg, T., Zumalacarregui, C., Gonzalez, C., Herrero, A. & Arizaga, J. 2014 Connectivity in Reed Warblers Acrocephalus scirpaceus between breeding grounds in Europe and autumn stopover sites in Iberia. Ardea 101:133-140. View online
Baylis, S.M, de Lisle, M. & Hauber, M.E. 2014 Inferring maximum lifespan from maximum recorded longevity in the wild carries substantial risk of estimation bias. Ecography View online
Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Dowsett, R.J. 2014 The Birds of Ghana. Tauraco Press. ISBN: 978-2872250073
Tellería, J.L. 2014 Has the number of European Robins Erithacus rubecula wintering in Spain decreased? Ardeola 61(2), 2014, 389-391 View online
Tellería, J.L. 2014 The decline of a peripheral population of the European robin, Erithacus rubecula. Journal of Avian Biology 45: 001–008, 2014. View online
Tellería, J.L., Fernández-López, J. & Fandos G. 2014 Using ring records and field surveys to predict the winter distribution of a migratory passerine. Bird Study. View online
Tellería, J.L., Ramírez, Á. & Aguirre, J.I. 2014 Are European birds leaving traditional wintering grounds in the Mediterranean? Avian Biology 000: 001–007, 2014. View online


Amano, T., Sutherland, W.J. 2013 Four barriers to the global understanding of biodiversity conservation: wealth, language, geographical location and security. Proc R Soc B 280:20122649. View online
Arizaga, J. & Tamayo, I. 2013 Connectivity patterns and key non-breeding areas of white-throated bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) European populations. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 36: 69-78. Online version
Coleman, C.E. 2013 Are European Herring Gull Larus argentatus movement patterns changing in relation to anthropogenic activities? MSc in Ornithology, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Libois, R. & Libois, F. 2013 Causes de mortalités et survie du Martin-pêcheur Alcedo atthis en Europe. Aves 50/2: 65-79.
Panuccio, M., Mellone, U. & Muner, L. 2013 Differential wintering area selection in Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus: a ringing recoveries analysis. Bird Study. View online
Procházka, P., Van Wilgenburg, S.L., Neto, N.J., Yosef, R. & Hobson, K.A. 2013 Using stable hydrogen isotopes (d²H) and ringing recoveries to trace natal origins in a Eurasian passerine with a migratory divde. Journal of Avian Biology 44: 001-010. View online
Senar, J.C., Mateos-Gonzalez, F., Uribe, F. & Arroyo, L. 2013 Familiarity adds to attractiveness in matters of siskin mate choice. Proceedings of the Royal Society B View online
Tománková, I., Reid, N., Enlander, I. & Fox, A.D. 2013 Ringing and recovery data prove poor at detecting migratory short-stopping of diving ducks associated with climate change throughout Europe. Ringing & Migration, 28:1, 30-38. View online
van der Elst, D. & Beckers, A. 2013 D'où viennent les Pies-grièches Grises Lanius excubitor observées en migration et en hivernage en Wallonie? Aves 50:2, 103-112.
Viana, D.S., Santamaria, L., Michot, T.C. & Figuerola, J. 2013 Allometric Scaling of Long-Distance Seed Dispersal by Migratory Birds. The American Naturalist, 181:5 649-662.


Viana, D.S., Santamaria, L., Michot, T.C. & Figuerola, J. 2012 Migratory strategies of waterbirds shape the continental-scale dispersal of aquatic organisms. Ecography 35: 001-009. View online
Bijlsma, R.G., Vermeulen, M., Hemerik, L. & Klok, C. 2012 Demography of European Honey Buzzards Pernis apivorus. Ardea 100:163-177. View online
Dobson, A.D.M, Clarke, M., Kjellen, N. & Clarke, R. 2012 The size and migratory origins of the population of Hen Harriers Circus cyaneus wintering in England. Bird Study. View online
Duijns, S., Jukema, J., Spaans, B., van Horssen, P. & Piersma, T. 2012 Revisiting the proposed leap-frog migration of Bar-tailed Godwits along the East-Atlantic Flyway. Ardea 100: 37-43.
Korner-Nievergelt, F., Jenni. L., Tøttrup, A.P. & Gilberto Pasinelli, G. 2012 Departure directions, migratory timing and non-breeding distribution of the Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio: do ring re-encounters and light-based geolocator data tell the same story? Ringing & Migration 27:2, 83-93.
Matrai, N., Gyuracz, J., Lenczl, M., Hoffmann, G., Bakonyi, G. & Matics, R. 2012 Philopatry analysis of the great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) based on ringing data in Europe. Biologia 67: 596-601. View online
Verkuill, Y.I., Piersma, T., Jukema., J., Hooijmeijeri, J. C. E. W., Zwarts, L. & Baker, A.J. 2012 The interplay between habitat availability and population differentiation: a case study on genetic and morphological structure in an inland wader (Charadriiformes). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2012, 106, 641-656.


Ambrosini, R., Rubolini, D., Anders, A.P., Bani, L., Clark, J., Karcza, Z., Vangeluwe, D., du Feu, C., Spina, F. & Saino, N. 2011 Climate change and the long-term northward shift in the African wintering range of the barn swallow Hirundo rustica. Climate Research 49: 131–141. View online
Calladine, J., du Feu, C.R., du Feu, R. 2011 Changing migration patterns of the Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus in Europe: an analysis of ringing recoveries. Journal of Ornithology. View online
Guzmán, J., Ferrand, Y. & Arroyo, B. 2011 Origin and migration of woodcock Scolopax rusticola wintering in Spain. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 57: 647-655. View online
Korner-Nievergelt, F., Liechti, F. & Hahn, S. 2011 Migratory connectivity derived from sparse ring reencounter data with unknown numbers of ringed bird. Journal of Ornithology View online
Kylin, H., Bouwman, H. & Bouwman, L.M. 2011 Distributions of the subspecies of Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus in sub-Saharan Africa. Bird Study, 58: 2, 186-192
Libois, R. 2011 Migration et déplacements du martin-pêcheur Alcedo atthis en Europe. Aves, 48: 2, 65-86.
Martinez, Benitez, F. 2011 Numenius arquata species account in Atles dels ocells de Catalunya a l'hivern (The atlas of the birds of Catalonia during winter) Institut Català d'Ornitologia.
Tinlin, T. 2011 To what extent are thrushes irruptive? A comparison of Turdus spp. breeding in northern Europe using several variables which distinguish irruptive from regular migrants. MSc in Ornithology, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Walther, B. A., van Niekerk, A. & Rahbek, C. 2011 Long-term population declines of Palearctic passerine migrant birds: a signal from the Sahel? In: BOU Proceedings – The Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds.


Both, C. 2010 Why migrants fail to adapt to climate change: phenotypic plasticity masked by environmental constraints. Journal of Current Biology.
Granter, A., Wille, M., Robertson, G.J., Whitney, H., Ojkic, D. & Lang, A.S. 2010 Reassortment of American and Eurasian genes in an influenza A virus from a Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus, a species demonstrated to move between these regions. Archives of Virology, 156: 107-115. View online
Halmos, G., Karcza, Z., Nemeth, A. & Csorgo, T. 2010 The migratory fattening of the barn swallow Hirundo rustica in Hungary. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 56: 73-87. Online version
Herrando, S., Brotons, L., Estrada, J., Guallar, S & Anton, A. (eds.) 2010 Atles dels ocells de Catalunya a l'hivern 2006-2009. Lynx edicions/Institut Català d'Ornitologia. Barcelona.
Procházka, P., Stokke, B.G., Jensen, H., Fainová, D., Bellinvia, E., Frode Fossøy, F., Vikan, J.R., Bryja. J. & Soler, M. 2010 Low genetic differentiation among reed warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus populations across Europe. Journal of Avian Biology, 42: 103-113.
Sauter, A., Korner-Nievergelt, F. & Jenni, L. 2010 Evidence of climate change effects on within-winter movements of European Mallards Anas platyrhynchos. Ibis 152: 600-609. View online
Walther, B.A., van Niekerk, A., Thuiller, W., Baumann, S., Dean, W.R.J., de Bruijn, B., Gutteridge, K., Jones, P.J., Nikolaus, G., Pearson, D.J., Robinson, S.P., Salewski, V., Schäffer, N., Taylor, P.B., Tushabe, H., Williams, P.H. & Rahbek, C. 2010 A database of Western Palearctic birds migrating within Africa to guide conservation decisions. pp. 50–104. In: Harebottle, D.M., Craig, A.J.F.K., Anderson, M.D., Rakotomanana, H. & Muchai, M. (eds.). Proceedings of the 12th Pan-African Ornithological Congress, 2008. Cape Town, Animal Demography Unit. ISBN: 978-0-7992-2361-3


Dobson, A. 2009 Ecology of the Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus: Taxonomy, non-breeding season behaviour and distribution in southern Britain. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Fasola, M., Rubolini, D., Merli, E., Boncompagni, E. & Bressan, U. 2009 Long-term trends of heron and egret populations in Italy, and the effects of climate, human-induced mortality, and habitat on population dynamics. Population Ecology, 52: 59-72. View online
Globig, A., Staubach, C., Beer, M., Köppen, U., Fiedler, W., Nieburg, M., Wilking, H., Starick, E., Teifke, J.P., Werner, O., Unger, F., Grund, C., Wolf, C., Roost, H., Feldhusen, F., Conraths, F.J. , Mettenleiter, T.C. & Harder, T.C. 2009 Epidemiological and Ornithological Aspects of Outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus H5N1 of Asian Lineage in Wild Birds in Germany, 2006 and 2007. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 56: 57-72.
Keller, I., Korner-Nievergelt, F. & Jenni, L. 2009 Within-winter movements: a common phenomenon in the Common Pochard Aythya ferina. Journal of Ornithology, 150: 483-494. View online
Liker, A. & Nagy, L. 2009 Migration of Mallards Anas platyrhynchos in Hungary: migration phenology, the origin of migrants, and long-term changes. Ringing and Migration (2009). 24: 259-265.
Mason, P. & Allsop, J. 2009 The Golden Oriole. T & AD Poyser. ISBN: 13 9780713676839
Méro, T.O., Kralj, J., Matrai, N. & Zuljevic, A. 2009 The importance of the Adriatic Flyway for the Great Reed Warbler. Poster.
Rodríguez, A., Negro, J.J., Bustamante, J., Fox, J.W. & Afanasyev, V. 2009 Geolocators map the wintering grounds of threatened Lesser Kestrels in Africa. Diversity and Distributions, (2009) 15: 1010-1016.
Zwarts, L., Bijlsma, R.G., van der Kamp, J. & Wymenga, E. 2009 Living on the edge: Wetlands and birds in a changing Sahel. KNNV Publishing. ISBN: 978-90-5011-280-2


Laesser, J. 2008 Invasion de Mésanges et autres oiseaux forestiers en automne 2005 au col de Bretolet. Origines et dynamiques. Présenté à l’assemblée des bagueurs romands, Payerne, Mars 2008.
Mátrai, N., Gyurácz, J., Mátics, R. & Bakonyi, G. 2008 A nádirigó Acrocephalus arundinaceus lehetséges teleliterületei az EURING adatbázisának afrikai megkerülési adatai alapján. Állattani Közlemények (2007) 92(2): 37–44.
Procházka, P., Hobson, K.A., Karcza, Z. & Kralj, J. 2008 Birds of a feather winter together: migratory connectivity in the Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus. Journal of Ornithology,149: 141-150. View online
Reichlin, T.S., Schaub, M., Myles, H.M.M., Mermod, M., Portner, P., Arlettaz, R. & Jenni, L. 2008 Migration patterns of Hoopoe Upupa epops and Wryneck Jynx torquilla: an analysis of European ring recoveries. Journal of Ornithology, 150: 393-400. View online


Both, C. & te Marvelde, L. 2007 Climate change and timing of avian breeding and migration throughout Europe. Climate Research, 35: 93-105. View online


Atkinson, P.W., Clark, J.A., Delany, S., Diagana, C.H., du Feu, C., Fiedler, W., Fransson, T., Gaulthier-Clerc, M., Grantham, M., Gschweng, M. et al. (12 other authors) 2006 Urgent preliminary assessment of ornithological data relevant to the spread of Avian Influenza in Europe. Report to the European Commission, Wetlands International and EURING. Online version
Szép, T., Møller, A., Piper, S., Nuttall, R., Szabó, Z. & Pap, P. 2006 Searching for potential wintering and migration areas of a Danish Barn Swallow population in South Africa by correlating NDVI with survival estimates. Journal of Ornithology, 147: 245-253. View online


Fiedler, W. 2001 Large-scale ringing recovery analysis of European White Storks Ciconia ciconia. The Ring, 23: 73-79.
Schaub, M. & Jenni, L. 2001 Stopover durations of three warbler species along their autumn migration route. Oecologia, 128: 217-227. View online


Schaub, M. & Jenni, L. 2000 Fuel deposition of three passerine bird species along the migration route. Oecologia, 122: 306-317. View online
Schaub, M. & Jenni, L. 2000 Body mass of six long-distance migrant passerine species along the autumn migration route. Journal of Ornithology, 141: 441-460. View online


Lindholm, A.K. 1999 Brood parasitism by the cuckoo on patchy reed warbler populations in Britain. Journal of Animal Ecology 68: 293-209. View online


Adriaensen, F., Verwimp, N. & Dhondt, A. 1998 Between cohort variation in dispersal distance in the European Kestrel Falco tinnunculus as shown by ringing recoveries. Ardea, 86: 147-152.
Garcia, J. & Arroyo, B. 1998 Migratory movements of western European Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus: a review. Bird Study, 45: 188-194. View online


Kasparek, M. 1996 Dismigration und Brutarealexpansion der Türkentaube Streptopelia decaocto. Journal für Ornithologie, 137: 1-33. View online


Adriaensen, F., Ulenaers, P. & Dhondt, A. 1993 Ringing recoveries and the increase in numbers of European Great Crested Grebes Podiceps cristatus. Ardea, 81: 59-70.
Dobler, G. & Siedle, K. 1993 Fänge von Habichten Accipiter gentilis im Wurzacher Ried: Kritische Fragen zu einem behördlich genehmigten Wiedereinbürgerungsprojekt. Journal of Ornithology, 134: 165-171. View online
Valera, F., Rey, P., Sanchez-Lafuente, A. M. & Muñoz-Cobo, J. 1993 Expansion of penduline tit Remiz pendulinus through migration and wintering. Journal of Ornithology, 134: 273-282. View online


Adriaensen, F. 1987 The timing of Robin migration in Belgium as shown by ringing recoveries. Ringing & Migration, 8: 43-55. View online


Fliege, G. 1984 Das Zugverhalten des Stars (Sturnus vulgaris) in Europa: Eine Analyse der Ringfunde. Journal of Ornithology, 125: 393-446. View online