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Symposia & Oral Sessions

Presentation Type Time Room Session Theme Session
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Paper Title Session ID
Tuesday, 19-Aug
Concurrent Symposia 10:00-12:00 Room 2

S07 To understand what birds actually see: toward a newer synthesis of visual perception and methods to study coloration

10:03 Understanding and Quantifying the Colour Patterns of Birds s07-1k
10:30 Colour to birds and to humans: why is it so different? s07-2k
10:57 Using multispectral imaging to study bird coloration s07-3
11:19 Color characteristics of delayed plumage maturation in the male Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus. s07-4
11:41 A novel method for quantifying egg patterns using HLAC s07-5
Room 3

S11 Invasive species and Pacific island bird conservation

10:03 The Endemic Amami Jay (Garrulus lidthi), invasive Small Indian Mongoose, and other alien organisms : a 21st century investigation of island aliens for improved ecosystem management s11-1k
10:30 Population Viability Analysis for Swinhoe’s Storm Petrels on Chilbal-do Islet, Korea s11-2k
10:57 Impact of invasive predators on Okinawa and Guam Rails s11-3
11:19 Behavioural changes in an invasive parasitic fly and its avian hosts, the Darwin’s finches. s11-4
11:41 The spread of the Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus miles novaehollandiae) in New Zealand s11-5
Room 4

S12 Evolution and behavioral adaptation of waterbirds flying in the air and in the water

10:03 Locomotor transitions in birds: the evolution of wing propelled diving as a case study in parsing patterns of character evolution associated with acquisition of a novel locomotor mode s12-1k
10:30 Comparative analyses of swim speed in marine vertebrates s12-2k
10:57 Is the evolution of avian locomotion driven by biomechanics or physiology? s12-3
11:19 Why do penguins inhale before diving? s12-4
11:41 Functional morphology of wing musculature of extinct flightless Mancalline Auks (Alcidae, Mancallinae) s12-5
Room 5

S42 Nutritional satisfaction: new perspectives on how birds acquire necessary energy and nutrients

10:03 Nutritional wisdom: How do birds balance their food choices with the dynamics of fluctuating nutrient needs? s42-1k
10:30 Biofilm grazing: missing link in shorebird ecology (satisfaction from “snot”) s42-2k
10:57 The importance of salt-tolerance in the energetic trade-offs of migratory Dark-bellied Brent Geese s42-3
11:19 Geese surfing the green wave: a comparison of three flyways differing in predictability s42-4
11:41 Interference competition in a sexually dimorphic shorebird: prey behaviour explains why the dominant sex suffers and the subordinate does not s42-5
Room 6

S15 Social complexity, vocal communication and cooperation

10:03 Learn for life: teaching predator recognition boosts survival of inexperienced individuals in a group-living bird species s15-1k
10:30 Vocal communication and cooperation in socially-complex species s15-2k
10:57 Heterospecific responses to mobbing calls s15-3
11:19 Female counter-singing: complex social networks and song learning abilities in New Zealand Bellbirds (Anthornis melanura) s15-4
11:41 Mobbing calls of Japanese great tits signal predator type to both parents and offspring s15-5
Room 7

S10 Physiological factors influencing migratory strategies

10:03 The stress of stopping over: oxidative stress associated with long-duration flights and its implications for the ecology of migrants at stopover sites s10-1k
10:30 Hormonal regulation of the fuel metabolism in migrating birds s10-2k
10:57 Corticosterone and migratory fueling in Northern Wheatears facing different barrier crossings s10-3
11:19 Physiological strategies for stopover in migrating songbirds after barrier crossing in spring s10-4
Room 8

S16 Radar Aeroecology

10:03 Studying ecosystem connectivity with radar – recent findings and future perspectives. s16-1k
10:30 Recent and on-going advancements in radar aeroecology: A physicist’s perspective s16-2k
10:57 Continental-scale radar monitoring of the aerial movements of animals s16-3
11:19 Weather radar observations of bird stopover distributions along the northern Gulf coast of Mexico during spring migration s16-4
11:41 Convergent Patterns of Long-distance Nocturnal Migration in Passerines and Moths s16-5
Room 9

S20 Avian nest predation: New perspectives

10:03 Nest predation influences on life history strategies s20-1k
10:30 Acoustic communication, surveillance and eavesdropping by young under the risk of predation s20-2k
10:57 Adaptive breeding site selection in the face of nest predation: Is it for the birds? s20-3
11:19 Nest survival in Arctic-breeding shorebirds in relation to activity of predators and nest site characteristics s20-4
11:41 Blackbird (Turdus merula) nestlings treated with corticosterone or testosterone fail to respond to the risk of nest predation s20-5
Concurrent Oral Sessions 16:30-18:00 Room 2

o03 Cognition & Signalling

16:30 Individual differences in taste perception & dietary wariness in European Starlings: causes and consequences o03-1
16:48 Olfactory signalling in a highly divergent species complex: the Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) o03-2
17:06 Hotshots and Hotspots: local spatial heterogeneity in life-history variation and signal content of UV structural colours in a socially monogamous passerine o03-3
17:24 Effect of a fluctuating environment on multimodal signals o03-4
17:42 The Colour of an Entire Avifauna: Understanding Chromatic Variability of Australian Birds o03-5
Room 3

o02 Bird-human interactions

16:30 Listening to nature’s views o02-1
16:48 Relating species traits to extinction risk from the pet bird trade in Southeast Asia o02-2
17:06 Antarctic seabirds as indicators of anthropogenic influences o02-3
17:24 Understanding attacks by Kea (Nestor notabilis), an endemic high country parrot, on sheep in New Zealand o02-4
17:42 Factors affecting bycatch of Black-Browed Albatross and Wandering Albatross: relationship between distribution and bycatch probabilities o02-5
Room 4

o05 Conservation Techniques

16:30 Applications of unmanned vehicle systems to bird studies o05-1
16:48 At-sea experiment to evaluate the effectiveness of multiple mitigation measures on pelagic longline operations in the western North Pacific o05-2
17:06 A world review of seabird translocation and social attraction projects o05-3
17:24 Use of marine radar to evaluate collision risk of migrants with wind turbines o05-4
17:42 Translocation of Asian houbara bustards (Chlamydotis macqueenii): current knowledge, constraints and future directions o05-5
Room 5

o08 Evolution

16:30 The evolution of sweet taste perception in a nectar-feeding bird o08-1
16:48 Macroevolutionary processes in non-passeriform birds (Aves) at the global scale. o08-2
17:06 Tracing the evolution of casque ornamentation in hornbills o08-3
17:24 Is density-dependent diversification in North American wood warblers an artifact of species delimitation? o08-4
17:42 Forelimb disparity of water birds in a phylogenetic context o08-5
Room 6

o04 Community Ecology 1

16:30 Hierarchical community models for analysing species- and density-area relationships o04-1
16:48 Do long term patterns of bird assemblage dynamics imply interspecific competition? Null model analyses of species associations. o04-2
17:06 Abiotic versus biotic constraints on the elevational distributions of Andean birds. o04-3
17:24 Population and community-level niche conservatism in antbirds (Thamnophilidae) along a tropical elevational gradient o04-4
17:42 Contrasting avian community transitions from lowland to submontane forest on a variety of Bornean mountains o04-5
Room 7

o06 Reproductive Behaviour

16:30 When a male changes his ways: sex differences in feeding behaviour in the Pied Flycatcher o06-1
16:48 Male Daito white-eyes improve nest positioning skills by learning the threat of two nest predators 06-2
17:06 Microhabitat selection in ground nesting birds o06-3
17:24 Solving a paradox: context-dependent effects of maternal testosterone in the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) and its causes and consequences o06-4
17:42 Provisioning behaviour correlates with the reactive-proactive personality axis among Great Tits in the wild o06-5
Room 8

o01 Biogeography & Paleontology

16:30 Evolution of wing-propelled diving in the Pan-Alcidae: integration of phylogeny, fossils, bone histology and endocranial anatomy o01-1
16:48 Exploring moving range edges in parapatric distributed passerines: of climate, genes and biotic interactions o01-2
17:06 An overview of the diversity and relationships of the mihirungs (Aves: Dromornithidae), enigmatic giant flightless fowl of Australia o01-3
17:24 Gondwanian relationships of the Early Eocene bird fauna of Australia o01-4
17:42 Biogeography of the Neotropical genus Malacoptila (Aves: Bucconidae) support the influence of Andean uplift and the reconfiguration of the Amazon basin as primary triggers of speciation o01-5
Room 9

o07 Dispersal

16:30 Shorter natal dispersal distances at higher population densities in the Great Tit (Parus Major) in both time and space o07-1
16:48 Can population-specific variation in spatio-temporal migration patterns increase our understanding of dispersal in migrants? o07-2
17:06 Discrete choice modeling of natal dispersal: “Choosing” where to breed from a finite set of fragmented areas o07-3
17:24 Extreme weather events influence reproduction and trigger extraordinary movements of Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii in Taiwan o07-4
17:42 Long-distance dispersal results in a large-scale metapopulation of caspian terns in western North America o07-5
Wednesday, 20-Aug
Concurrent Symposia 10:00-12:00 Room 2

S01 The avifauna of the Sino-Himalayas: history, ecology, (no?) future.

10:03 Past, extant and future diversification patterns of Sino-Himalayan passerines s01-1k
10:30 Phylogeographical patterns of birds in response to the Quaternary environmental changes on the Tibetan Plateau and adjacent regions s01-2k
10:57 The Sino-Himalayan avifauna (S-HA) as a high power species pool for colonizing nearby regions, mainly north/eastwards, in the course of Pleistocene glacial/interglacial alterations s01-3
11:19 The drivers of a mid-elevation peak in bird diversity of the eastern Himalayas, India s01-4
11:41 Interactions between climate, competition, and habitat in limiting Himalayan bird distributions s01-5
Room 3

S02 Rice fields as a model system for studying bird ecology and conservation.

10:03 A history of ecological studies of birds in rice fields s02-1k
10:30 Avian responses to heterogeneity in rice fields at local, landscape and macro scales s02-2k
10:57 The recent decline of heron populations in Italy and the changes in rice cultivation practice s02-3
11:19 Rice farming and duck interactions: looking at possible mutual benefits by testing post-harvest practices and duck densities s02-4
11:41 Does Alternate Wetting and Drying have an impact on birds in rice
Room 4

S22 Sensory and molecular genetics mechanisms of migratory traits

10:03 Sensory mechanisms of long-distance navigation in migratory songbirds: a recent advance s22-1k
10:30 Genomic analyses of a migratory divide between two subspecies of the Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus s22-2k
10:57 Hierarchy of compass cues in migrating passerines: what is the role of the stellar compass? s22-3
11:19 Disentangling the behavioural and physiological mechanisms of magnetic compass orientation and polarized light sensitivity in birds s22-4
11:41 Structure and function of the two avian senses for direction and intensity of the geomagnetic field s22-5
Room 5

S26 Plasticity in birdsong production

10:03 Peripheral mechanisms for birdsong diversity s26-1k
10:30 Neural basis for adaptive adjustment of temporal structure in song of Bengalese Finches s26-2k
10:57 Lateralization of song production and implications for song plasticity in Bengalese Finches s26-3
11:19 How vocal plasticity facilitates communication in birds s26-4
11:41 Involvement of the songbird song system in reproductive behaviour s26-5
Room 6

S23 Avian brood parasitism - novel findings and new puzzles

10:03 Geographic morph-ratio cline in a host species with egg color polymorphism: selection gradient versus gene flow s23-1k
10:30 The evolvability of mimetic egg patterns: a new perspective s23-2k
10:57 Absence of host aggression towards brood parasites in a multiple -cuckoo parasite system, China s23-3
11:19 Sex and seasonal differences in cognition in Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater) s23-4
11:41 Do Shining Cuckoos mimic the odours of their host? s23-5
Room 7

S14 Neural plasticity and the waxing and waning of cognition in birds

10:03 Seasonal change in the avian brain: energy, trade-offs, and remodelling s14-1k
10:30 Variation in cognitive ability: causes and confounds s14-2k
10:57 Transient transcriptomic profiling of pre-singing adult female Canary brain at the onset of testosterone treatment s14-3
11:19 Changes in preferential response for a mate’s call in the budgerigar, a monogamous parrot (Melopsittacus undulatus) s14-4
11:41 Gonad-dependent and gonad-independent regulation of neural and behavioural plasticity in songbirds s14-5
Room 8

S43 Ecological immunology at 30: a midlife crisis or newfound opportunity?

10:03 Antimicrobial functions of avian eggshells in an ecological context. s43-1k
10:30 Linking gut microbiota composition to life-history and individual quality of arctic-breeding shorebirds s43-2k
10:57 Body condition and immune status as potential risk factors for avian influenza virus infection in migratory birds s43-3
11:19 Decision to breed in tropical Red-capped Lark (calandrella cinerea) is a balance between reproduction and adequate immune defense against disease s43-4
Room 9

S05 Recent advances in the study of Psittaciformes: breeding biology, population ecology and phylogeography.

10:03 Breeding biology and conservation of old world Psittaciformes s05-1k
10:30 Phylogeography: its development in recent years and relevance to parrots s05-2k
10:57 Impact of invasive species on parrots – case studies in New Caledonia and Wallis & Futuna Archipelago s05-3
11:19 Beak and feather disease virus in a wild parrot species complex (Platycercus elegans): host predictors of prevalence and effects on breeding biology s05-4
11:41 Reproduction in Blue-throated Macaws: factors limiting the recovery of a critically threatened parrot under intense management. s05-5
Concurrent Oral Sessions 16:30-18:00 Room 2

o09 Community Ecology 2

16:30 Temporal partitioning to avoid soundspace overlap by bird communities o09-1
16:48 Quantifying forest vertical structure to determine bird habitat quality in the Greenbelt Corridor, Denton, Texas o09-2
17:06 Consequences of land use change for breeding birds at the German Coast o09-3
17:24 Shorebirds in a tropical bay: what resources support their food webs? o09-4
17:42 Bird community responses to vegetation cover and structural heterogeneity o09-5
Room 3

o14 Global Change

16:30 Post-war changes in rice farming and egrets in Japan o14-1
16:48 Responses of the Chinese bulbul in life history traits to urbanization: the role of food and nest predation o14-2
17:06 Birds, body size and climate change o14-3
17:24 Fynbos endemic birds are vulnerable to extinction due to global warming o14-4
17:42 Decline of urban House Sparrows in relation to local and landscape factors o14-5
Room 4

o11 Evolutionary Ecology

16:30 Modeling maintenance of egg polymorphism over a geographic scale o11-1
16:48 The importance of early-life environmental stress on total phenotypic variation o11-2
17:06 Changing phenology when phenotypic plasticity does not suffice: evidence for evolution in action? o11-3
17:24 The spatial scale of selection and the evolution of phenotypic plasticity in seasonal timing o11-4
17:42 The genomics of a wild passerine bird, the Great Tit Parus major and its application for quantitative traits o11-5
Room 5

o15 Hormones & Stress

16:30 Molecular cloning and seasonal expression of corticosterone receptors in the diencephalon of Eurasian Tree Sparrows (Passer montanus) o15-1
16:48 Hormonal correlates of photoperiod induced seasonal life history states in the migratory Black-headed Bunting o15-2
17:06 Climate-induced environmental variation in yolk hormone levels in Great Tits o15-3
17:24 Geographic variation in clutch size and stress response along a latitudinal gradient in the Thorn-tailed Rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda), a Patagonian furnariid o15-4
17:42 Effects of social status and oxidative stress on antioxidant allocation and sperm quality in a passerine bird o15-5
Room 6

o13 Sexual Behaviour 2

16:30 Do phenotypic and ejaculate quality reflect siring success in the Collared Flycatcher? o13-1
16:48 Superior performance of extra-pair offspring may result from genotype-by-environment interactions o13-2
17:06 Flirty females? The role of female song in Malurus cyaneus o13-3
17:24 Broad-sense” sexual conflict: the evolution of female sexual autonomy and theoretical implications for the evolution of morphology and complex behavior in birds o13-4
17:42 Females insure against infertility of their mates: an empirical test of the fertility insurance hypothesis in a wild bird population o13-5
Room 7

o10 Conservation 1

16:30 Conservation values of variously managed off-reserve forests for avifaunal communities in lowland Nepal o10-1
16:48 Bird community at Gunung Halimun Salak National Park: an important endemic bird area in Java, Indonesia o10-2
17:06 Large-scale changes in birdlife and landscape - winners and losers in Germany over the past 25 years o10-3
17:24 Interrelationship of bird species richness and habitat features during breeding and nonbreeding seasons in Indian Himalayas - a conservation approach o10-4
17:42 The cost-effectiveness of bird conservation in agricultural landscapes o10-5
Room 8

o12 Population Structure

16:30 Distinguishing the effects of selection from demographic history in the genetic variation of two Old World flycatchers o12-1
16:48 Hybrid zones and clines as sources of novelty in a parrot species complex: implications for speciation and conservation o12-2
17:06 Admixture as a factor in diversification in Wallacean bird assemblages o12-3
17:24 The origin and trend of the common magpie in Japan: Microsatellite analysis of old and new introduced populations o12-4
17:42 Comparative phylogeography of the entire understorey bird community in a sky island reveals differential impacts of island structure on population structure o12-5
Room 9

o16 Life history

16:30 Cumulative delays from pre-breeding stages affect breeding chronology and performance in a migratory seabird o16-1
16:48 Carry-over effects and individual variations in corticosterone level, at-sea behaviour and reproductive success in a small pelagic seabird, the Manx shearwater o16-2
17:06 Individual variation in resource allocation strategies in the lesser black-backed gull o16-3
17:24 Timing of moult is regulated by an intrinsic schedule in the Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) o16-4
17:42 The effects of nest predation risk on parental investment and reproductive success. o16-5
Thursday, 21-Aug
Concurrent Symposia 10:00-12:00 Room 2

S34 Effects of radiation on birds and other organisms: Chernobyl, Fukushima and beyond

10:03 Chernobyl, Fukushima and other hot places: biological consequences of nuclear accidents for avifauna s34-1k
10:30 Effects of radiation exposure on species diversity and population density of birds at Fukushima s34-2k
10:57 Radioactive contamination of nest materials of Eurasian Tree Sparrows due to the Fukushima nuclear accident s34-3
11:19 Fukushima radiation exposure & effects in birds s34-4
Room 3

S17 Avian Phylogeography in East Asia

10:03 Avian phylogeography in East Asia: current status and future directions s17-1k
10:30 Japanese islands may have contributed to the rich species diversity of East Asian birds: results of DNA barcoding s17-2k
10:57 Assessing the biogeographic impact of the ‘Tanaka-Kaiyong line’ in Southwest China: a comparison of avian community compositions and phylogeographic patterns s17-3
11:19 The Utility of Microfluidics PCR Libraries and Other Next-generation Sequencing Approaches in Avian Phylogeography: A Case Study for Light-vented (Pycnonotus sinensis) and Taiwan Bulbuls (Pycnonotus taivanus) s17-4
11:41 Phylogeography and population genomics of a wide-ranging bird in Eurasia, the Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus s17-5
Room 4

S25 Developmental stress beyond bird song: Can early life stressors engineer physiology and behavior for harsh environments?

10:03 Adult phenotypes after developmental stress: assessing costs and benefits with fitness metrics s25-1k
10:30 Understanding developmental stress: integrating brain, physiology and behaviour s25-2k
10:57 Do Telomeres Shorten in Response to Early Life Stress? s25-3
11:19 The importance of the postnatal context for the study of prenatal effects s25-4
11:41 The physio-behavioral phenotype: hypothalmo-pituitary-adrenal axis responsiveness and the timid-to-bold continuum in Florida Scrub-Jays s25-5
Room 5

S39 Ethno-ornithology: Birds, Culture & Conservation

10:03 Ethno-ornithology and environmental ethics in the southernmost forests of the world s39-1k
10:30 Ornithophilia, ornithophobia: encounters and dialogues in the human landscape s39-2k
10:57 The bird people: Jívaro traditional beliefs, ecological knowledge, and conservation of birds in the Peruvian Amazon s39-3
11:19 The bird trade in Taiwan: an analysis of an Eastern pathway to biological invasions s39-4
11:41 Tiritiri Matangi Island, New Zealand: inspiring environmental stewardship though interactions with birds s39-5
Room 6

S27 Non-native birds as natural experiments: ecological and evolutionary change during biological invasions.

10:03 Niche changes during biological invasions: prevalence, drivers and consequences s27-1k
10:30 Effects of contrasting evolutionary life histories on genetic variation and immune function in birds: a test using populations of endemic and invasive parakeets on Mauritius. s27-2k
10:57 Common Starlings in South Africa: alien, but not invasive? s27-3
11:19 Feral Greylag Geese – why do they fare so well? s27-4
11:41 Status of an invasive species, the Red-billed Leiothrix and negative impact on native species in Japan s27-5
Room 7

S31 Birds in space: is individual variation relevant?

10:03 Evolutionary feedback loops: population cycles as both a cause and consequence of individual variation in behavior s31-1k
10:30 Spatial behaviour in the Great Tit: exploration, personality and dispersal s31-2k
10:57 Adaptive behavioural variation in social environments s31-3
11:19 Does immobility in a novel environment predict breeding performance: a study of Great Tits in two different habitats s31-4
Room 8

S33 Departure decisions in nocturnal migrants

10:03 Departure decisions in nocturnally migrating songbirds: when, in which direction, and why? s33-1k
10:30 Nocturnal departure decisions of individuals at ecological barriers s33-2k
10:57 Departure and flight behavior of migrants facing a large water crossing s33-3
11:19 Optimal wind selectivity and flight orientation on departure among avian migrants – dependencies on prevailing wind conditions and flight distances s33-4
11:41 Physiological conditions influence stopover decision in short-distance migrants s33-5
Room 9

S48 Physiological mechanisms underlying individual variation in life-history traits

10:03 Individual variation in workload during parental care: can we detect a physiological signature of quality or cost of reproduction? s48-1k
10:30 Mechanisms underlying individual variation in ageing and mortality: the importance of early life s48-2k
10:57 Mechanisms underlying individual variation in timing of breeding s48-3
11:19 Individual variation in corticosterone responses and the ability of birds to cope with environmental change s48-4
11:41 Insulin–like growth factor 1 drives life-history evolution in passerine birds s48-5
Concurrent Oral Sessions 16:30-18:00 Room 2

o17 Conservation 2

16:30 Ecological correlates of vulnerability to fragmentation in forest birds on inundated subtropical land-bridge islands o17-1
16:48 Facultative cooperative breeding in Cabanis’s greenbul (Phyllastrephus cabanisi) in relation to cloud forest fragmentation o17-2
17:06 Mesopredator release: impacts on previously unaffected components of a seabird population o17-3
17:24 Variation in the role of tree decay to promote cavity nester biodiversity in the World Wide Cavity Nest Web o17-4
17:42 Variable food supplies and introduced predators set a complex ecological trap for a facultative migratory bird. o17-5
Room 3

o19 Migration 1

16:30 Going the distance: Shared duration and destination of overwintering in pairs of Scopoli’s shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea) o19-1
16:48 The role of endogenous rhythm in movements of facultative migrants o19-2
17:06 To be at the right place at the right time – individual timing of annual life history events by a trans-Sahara migrant o19-3
17:24 Dispersion, route fidelity and within-pair coordination: the mysterious migration of the Atlantic Puffin o19-4
17:42 Time to move: Nomadic Black Swans (Cygnus atratus) in arid Australia following La Niña floods o19-5
Room 4

o22 Physiology

16:30 Seasonal changes in responsiveness of the photoperiodic response system to long day length in the subtropical tree sparrow o22-1
16:48 Numerical demonstration of inspiratory aerodynamic valving in Japanese Quail o22-2
17:06 Winter thermoregulatory strategies of a small, solitary-roosting bird, the Rufous Treecreeper (Climacteris rufa) o22-3
17:24 Circadian rhythm of neurotranmitters and neuromodulators in central and peripheral tissues of a migratory song bird o22-4
Room 5

o20 Parasites & immunity

16:30 The effect of hen flea infestation on the status and intensity of infection with malaria parasites in the Blue Tit o20-1
16:48 Genetic background helps understanding immunocompetence, growth and survival in House Sparrows o20-2
17:06 Does environmental microbial community composition drive maternal immune investment in avian eggs? o20-3
17:24 Long antibody persistence and transgenerational transfer of immunity in a long-lived vertebrate o20-4
17:42 Dynamics of a plumage ecosystem o20-5
Room 6

o21 Phylogeography & Phylogenetics

16:30 Comparative phylogeography of widespread Palearctic corvid birds o21-1
16:48 Phylogeography of Phasianus colchinus Linnaeus, 1758 inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear genes in Iranian plateau o21-2
17:06 Resolving the puzzling evolutionary background of Blue Tits (Cyanistes spp.) on the Canary Islands, in Africa, and in Europe o21-3
17:24 Phylogeography and bioacoustic variation of Southeast Asian bulbuls (Aves: Pycnonotidae) o21-4
17:42 Into and out of the tropics: the generation of the latitudinal gradient among New World passerine birds o21-5
Room 7

o23 Population Ecology

16:30 Population limitation in a migratory songbird with variable recruitment: direct and indirect effects of nest depredation and weather on reproductive success o23-1
16:48 Predicting small-scale variation in Great Tit breeding phenology using remotely-sensed satellite data o23-2
17:06 When early birds do not get the worm: habitat heterogeneity modulates the breeding performance of a raptor under changing climate o23-3
17:24 Undermatching swallow distributions at large scales due to perceptual constraints o23-4
17:42 Age dependent reproductive success and seasonal change of adult survival of Japanese Rock Ptarmigan o23-5
Room 8

o18 Social Interactions

16:30 Within-song type variation facilitates neighbour-stranger discrimination in a bird with a small repertoire size o18-1
16:48 Sharing mates and nestboxes is associated with female “friendship” in European Starlings Sturnus vulgaris o18-2
17:06 Song sharing in neighbouring and non-neighbouring territorial male Pied Bush Chats o18-3
17:24 Social organization in the flightless Kagu, a bird endemic to New Caledonia o18-4
17:42 Can birds negotiate hatching time via acoustic communication? o18-5
Room 9

o24 Evolutionary Morphology

16:30 Postglacial colonization and diversification of the Jungle Crow in its north-eastern frontier as revealed by comparative morphological analysis o24-1
16:48 Ecological and phylogenetic significance of the scleral ring in diving aquatic birds o24-2
17:06 Walkings, from birds to dinosaurs. o24-3
17:24 The morphological and developmental evolution of asymmetrical flight feathers o24-4
17:42 Fossil Insight into the Evolution of Penguins o24-5
Saturday, 23-Aug
Concurrent Symposia 10:00-12:00 Room 2

S28 Avian cognition in natural populations

10:03 Cognition, ecology, and evolution in wild Great Tits (Parus major) s28-1k
10:30 Do Mexican Jays choose peanuts by listening to the sounds produced by handling the nuts? – field experiments. s28-2k
10:57 What determines vehicle avoidance behaviour in birds? s28-3
11:19 Sibling Communication in barn owls: role of cognition and social interaction s28-4
11:41 Physical cognition in wild-caught New Caledonian crows s28-5
Room 3

S04 Birds and agroecosystems: experiences from the tropics

10:03 Identifying areas of high-value for bird conservation and restoration of diversity in the Brazilian Southeastern region s04-1k
10:30 Bird functional diversity and ecosystem services in tropical forests, agroforests and agricultural areas s04-2k
10:57 The conservation importance of agroforests and tree plantations for forest birds in the Malay Archipelago s04-3
11:19 Bird functional diversity changes in tropical dry forest: comparison among a forest patch, silvopastoral systems and pastures s04-4
11:41 Potentiality of Indigenous Agroforestry Systems with reference to bird diversity in the Sikkim Himalayas, India s04-5
Room 4

S45 Avian phylogenetics: advances in understanding of Old World passerine evolution

10:03 What’s a warbler? Phylogeny of the Old World “Sylviidae” complex s45-1k
10:30 What can we learn from the molecular systematics, phylogeography, and speciation genetics of Taiwanese birds? s45-2k
10:57 Molecular systematics and diversification of the Asian scimitar babblers (Timaliidae, Aves) s45-3
11:19 Speciation in Eurasian Wagtails (Aves: Motacilla): inferring phylogeny, delimiting species, and estimating gene flow using RAD-seq data. s45-4
11:41 Diversification and the adaptive radiation of the Parrotbills in Asia s45-5
Room 5

S38 Evolutionary Morphology of Birds: New Methods and Concepts

10:03 The interdependent evolution of the flight, feeding, respiratory and vocalization apparatus in birds: advances in 3D visualization and animation s38-1k
10:30 Analysis of morphology and functions of jaw apparatus of Vietnamese Passerine birds (Passeriformes; Aves) helps us to specify their trophic adaptations and systematic position s38-2k
10:57 The songbird syrinx morphome: a three-dimensional, high-resolution, interactive morphological map of the Zebra Finch vocal organ s38-3
11:19 Peculiarities of deep dorsal thigh muscles in moa (Aves, Dinornithiformes) s38-4
11:41 The pelvic system of birds and the origin of flight s38-5
Room 6

S29 The value of long-term ringing data in ornithology

10:03 Possibilities of long-term monitoring of birds by Rybachy-type funnel traps s29-1k
10:30 The value of long-term ringing data in the light of environmental change s29-2k
10:57 Latitudinal differences in long-term migratory change in the Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) s29-3
11:19 An ultra-rich, but homogenized, biodiversity hot-spot: a long-term study using ringing data at Eilat, Israel s29-4
11:41 Combining migration counts from several sites – a way to improve population monitoring by ringing stations s29-5
Room 7

S30 Ecophysiology of Circannual and Long-term Timing Mechanisms: Recent Advances

10:03 Multi-year consistency of individual migration timing in Bar-tailed Godwits s30-1k
10:30 Ecophysiology of the circannual clock in Spotted Munia, Lonchura punctulata s30-2k
10:57 Do earlier birth dates in Pied flycatchers allow for rapid adaptation of laying to climate change? s30-3
11:19 Avian annual temporal organization in a warming world s30-4
11:41 Role of photoperiod and circannual rhythms in the control of seasonal events in food specialists Cardueline finches (Fringillidae) s30-5
Room 8

S21 Avian Neurosteroids: Biosynthesis and Biological Action

10:03 Biosynthesis and biological action of pineal allopregnanolone in birds s21-1k
10:30 Biosynthesis and biological action of estrogen at the synapse in birds s21-2k
10:57 Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone inhibits socio-sexual behaviors by increasing neuroestrogen synthesis in the male quail s21-3
11:19 Delayed onset and irregular cycles of oviposition in female chicken chimera grafted with male brain s21-4
11:41 Neural regulation of seasonality in Palaearctic-Indian night-migratory songbirds s21-5
Room 9

S47 Patterns and mechanisms of metabolic flexibility in birds

10:03 Environmental, ecological and mechanistic drivers of seasonal metabolic flexibility in birds s47-1k
10:30 Seasonal metabolic adjustments in southern African birds s47-2k
10:57 Effects of temperature and photoperiod on energy metabolism and thermoregulation in Chinese Bulbuls Pycnonotus sinensis s47-3
11:19 Water availability mitigates the effects of extended fasting in Zebra Finches s47-4
11:41 When body temperature is increasing; potential constraints to work rate. s47-5
Concurrent Oral Sessions 16:30-18:00 Room 2

o28 Sexual Behaviour 1

16:30 Parental food provisioning strategy in relation to brood sex ratio in the Black-billed Magpie: an experimental study o28-1
16:48 A behavioural correlate of extra-pair paternity in Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus o28-2
17:06 Breeding habitats and song structures shed light on evolutionary mechanisms of tinamou (Tinamidae, Tinamiformes) sexual dimorphisms o28-3
17:24 A Genetic Approach to Understanding the Mating System of Greater Rheas o28-4
Room 3

o25 Conservation of migratory birds

16:30 Migratory waterbird research and monitoring in the East-Asian Australasian Flyway – essential for conservation or fiddling while Rome burns? o25-1
16:48 Shorebird foraging ecology in Australia: anthropogenic vs natural supratidal habitats. o25-2
17:06 Global patterns in the conservation of migratory birds o25-3
17:24 Ecology of migratory shorebirds in Australia’s ephemeral wetlands o25-4
17:42 Effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake on the wintering distribution of Brent Geese o25-5
Room 4

o31 Song

16:30 Song structure and organization in California Thrashers (Toxostoma redivivum) o31-1
16:48 Non-gradual vocal development through the stage of voice breaking in three species of Auks (Alcidae, Charadriiformes). o31-2
17:06 Song discrimination before song learning in free-living sparrows: implications for learning and evolution o31-3
17:24 The plasticity of song learning as revealed by a cross-fostering and a multiple tutor experiments in Bengalese Finches. o31-4
17:42 A possible trade-off between song and a cognitive metric in a songbird o31-5
Room 5

o26 Migration 2

16:30 Radar studies of flight speed and migration patterns of nocturnal passerine migrants in relation to light and topography o26-1
16:48 Migratory movement of Streaked Shearwaters Calonectris leucomelas o26-2
17:06 Colonization of migratory Oriental Honey-buzzards in Taiwan reveals fast evolution of migration without a genetic basis o26-3
17:24 Migration of the Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus and reactions to displacement followed with satellite telemetry o26-4
17:42 Individual consistency in migratory behaviour in Atlantic shearwaters and petrels o26-5
Room 6

o27 Disease

16:30 Factors driving rapid changes in virulence of the bacterial pathogen Mycoplasma gallisepticum in house finches Haemorhous mexicanus. o27-1
16:48 Experimental infectivity trials reveal adaptation by song sparrow hosts to local strains of Plasmodium o27-2
17:06 The effect of spatially varying seasonality on the epidemiology of Avian Influenza o27-3
17:24 Testing the role of migratory birds in the spread of zoonotic disease o27-4
17:42 Emerging infectious disease selects for darker plumage coloration in Greenfinches o27-5
Room 7

o32 Species conservation

16:30 Response of a declining wood warbler to forest treatments: Preliminary results from a 100-year study o32-1
16:48 Conservation and restoration of tern colonies in North America o32-2
17:06 Threats to Lilian’s Lovebird Agapornis lilianae in Malawi: disease, predators & waterhole poisoning o32-3
17:24 Determination of the nutrient requirements of kiwi (Apteryx spp.): a model for the development of synthetic diets for captive- held species o32-4
17:42 Factors affecting Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrow reproductive success in New York City, NY, USA: implications for tidal marsh management action plans in urban areas. o32-5
Room 8

o30 Functional Morphology

16:30 Habitat fragmentation as an evolutionary force shaping bird wings o30-1
16:48 Estimating bending mechanics of extant and fossil penguin contour feathers o30-2
17:06 Structural color production in avian eggshells? o30-3
17:24 The morphology of the bill tip organ in Anseriformes o30-4
17:42 The evolution of crypsis in nightjars (Caprimulgidae) o30-5
Room 9

o29 Foraging Patterns

16:30 How food predictability affects foraging routines of Griffon Vultures o29-1
16:48 Wintering hotpots of Short-tailed Shearwaters, and their prey distribution, in the Bering and Arctic Seas o29-2
17:06 Aeroecology of post-breeding Purple Martins (Progne subis): distribution, abundance and trophic impact o29-3
17:24 Effects of social context on foraging behavior of participants in mixed-species flocks across space o29-4
17:42 Foraging behaviour of Adélie Penguins throughout the Antarctic winter o29-5
Sunday, 24-Aug
Concurrent Symposia 10:00-12:00 Room 2

S06 Avian reintroductions in changing environments

10:03 Avian translocations to modified habitats: from Reintroduction to Conservation Introduction s06-1k
10:30 Avian reintroduction into socio-ecological production landscapes: lessons from case studies s06-2k
10:57 Reintroduction and ecology of the Oriental white stork Ciconia boyciana - Coexistence between humans and birds in Japan s06-3
11:19 A lesson for life: is it possible to prepare release candidates in captivity to their post-release environment? A case study in Grey Partridge s06-4
11:41 Using Habitat Suitability Models for conservation translocations: empirical investigations within the reinforcement program of Houbara Bustard s06-5
Room 3

S46 Recent insights on sexual selection from avian models

10:03 Aesthetic evolution by mate choice: Darwin’s really dangerous idea s46-1k
10:30 Are female extra-pair matings sexually selected? Testing non-adaptationist hypotheses in house sparrows s46-2k
10:57 How does plasticity of sexually selected traits in birds influence their evolution? s46-3
11:19 Evolution of courtship dance in Estrildid finches s46-4
11:41 What do we really know about the role of colour signalling in a model species? Blue Tit plumage research as a case study of impediments to progress in evolutionary biology s46-5
Room 4

S40 Turning the tide for East Asia’s migratory shorebirds

10:03 Conserving migratory shorebirds in a rapidly changing world s40-1k
10:30 Migratory shorebirds in the Yellow Sea: status, threats, and conservation s40-2k
10:57 Simultaneous decreases in shorebird summer survival suggest a flyway at risk s40-3
11:19 Conserving Southeast Asian shorebirds in natural and anthropogenic habitats: an ecological and economic analysis s40-4
11:41 International Cooperation in Migratory Waterbird Research and Conservation in the East-Asian Australasian Flyway s40-5
Room 5

S35 Lifelong individual development as an important component of life history

10:03 Causes and consequences of ontogenetic change in birds s35-1k
10:30 Adaptive responses over the lifetime to ecological and social adversity in infancy s35-2k
10:57 Differences in the rate of improvement in reproductive performance of long-lived and shorter-lived Tree Swallows in New York, USA s35-3
11:19 How does reproductive effort influence telomere length in the Blue Tit? s35-4
11:41 Within-individual approach to sex ratio variation in breeding Common Terns: does experience matter? s35-5
Room 6

S37 Genomes and the evolution of modern birds

10:03 Generating a bird genome resource: insights in the avian Tree Of Life, complex traits, and genome evolution. s37-1k
10:30 Conserved non-exonic elements: a new class of marker in avian phylogenomics s37-2k
10:57 Retroposon insertions are genome-wide witnesses of incomplete lineage sorting during the radiation of Neoaves s37-3
11:19 Regulatory mechanisms of the singing-related genome of songbirds s37-4
11:41 Avian Genomics: Current Status and Future Opportunities s37-5
Room 7

S13 Avian dispersal: Implications for speciation, community build-up and migration

10:03 A movement ecology approach for studying avian dispersal processes and patterns and their evolutionary and biogeographical consequences s13-1k
10:30 Individual responses of trans-equatorial migrants to seasonal variation in regional resources across continents s13-2k
10:57 Dynamic migration, drought and drones s13-3
11:19 Combining GPS tracking with genotyping techniques to study connectivity of Mediterranean Osprey populations. s13-4
11:41 Comparative evolution of the rails (Aves: Rallidae) in Australasia: phylogeography analysis of supertramp species s13-5
Room 8

S24 Fire regimes and bird population responses.

10:03 Effects of fire regimes on bird populations in foothill forests of the Great Dividing Range in eastern Victoria, Australia. s24-1k
10:30 Fire and Mediterranean bird communties: the complex role of global change in novel forest systems. s24-2k
10:57 Pyrodiversity begets biodiversity: the influence of mosaic burning on bird assemblages across multiple spatial scales s24-3
11:19 Wildfire, stable unpredictability, and the evolution of cooperative-breeding in the Florida Scrub-Jay s24-4
11:41 How does fire affect bird migration? s24-5
15:00-17:00 Room 2

S41 Persistent organic pollutants - lasting problems and new aspects in migratory birds.

15:03 The Black Stork – a New “Kid on the (Contamination) Stage” – New and / or Previously Unnoticed Aspects of DDE Impact s41-1k
15:27 Monitoring of contaminants and their effects in the Common Guillemot s41-2k
15:57 Fifty years after Silent spring: temporal and latitudinal trends of DDE in North American birds over the last three decades s41-3
16:19 Effects of contaminants on reproduction in the White-tailed Sea Eagle Effects of contaminants on reproduction in the White- tailed Sea Eagle s41-4
16:41 Focal bird species in neotropical soybean and rice fields for pesticide registration purposes s41-5
Room 3

S44 New finds and old bones - integrative palaeornithology for the 21st century

15:03 Early evolution of birds: perspectives from new fossil discoveries in China s44-1k
15:27 Fossils, molecular calibrations, and the divergence of crown group birds s44-2k
15:57 Mid-Cenozoic avifaunas and their bearing on the evolution of extant lineages: an example from the Miocene of Europe s44-3
16:19 Demise of the giants: the role of the biological drivers for the flightless, wing-propelled divers s44-4
16:41 Fossil evidence for the evolution of the avian hyo-lingual feeding s44-5
Room 4

S08 Why Birds Matter: Birds’ Ecological Functions, Ecosystem Services, and Value to Society.

15:03 An overview of ecosystem services provided by birds s08-1k
15:27 Nutrient dynamics and nutrient cycling by birds: Implications from an East Asian perspective s08-2k
15:57 The role of dabbling ducks in the dispersal of plant seeds s08-3
16:19 Estimation of pest control by Great Tits with application of a nest finder system at artificial nestboxes in Hongneung Experimental Forest, Korea s08-4
16:41 Input of ornithogenic nitrogen into paddy fields near a breeding colony of the great cormorants, and its contributions for rice crops s08-5
Room 5

S36 Colour polymorphisms

15:03 The adaptive value of melanin-based color morphs: a role for the melanocortin system. s36-1k
15:27 Redneck wonderland: maintenance of plumage colour diversity in a parrot species complex s36-2k
15:57 Amount of variation in multiple colouration traits within populations on a large spatial scale in the Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) s36-3
16:19 Causes and consequences of plumage polymorphism in the Common Buzzard Buteo buteo s36-4
16:41 The Niche Expansion Hypothesis: a novel hypothesis to explain the maintenance of polymorphism for species with bi-parental care. s36-5
Room 6

S03 Light in the darkness: how does artificial night lighting influence bird behaviour and ecology?

15:03 Lighting up the forest – what is the impact of artificial light on breeding birds? s03-1k
15:27 The effects of light pollution on daily and seasonal rhythms of songbirds: a mechanistic perspective s03-2k
15:57 Waterfowl utilize different habitat at night: implications for conservation. s03-3
16:19 Effects of artificial night lighting on the timing of dawn and dusk singing in common songbirds s03-4
16:41 Effect of artificial lighting of roosting female Blue Tits on their breeding behavior s03-5
Room 7

S09 Vocal communication and vocal control in sub-oscine and oscine passerines.

15:03 Vocal control regions of sub-oscine passerines s09-1k
15:27 Vocal communication in two sub-oscine species from Amazonia, Brazil s09-2k
15:57 Pattern and neural control of unlearned vocalizations in the Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata. s09-3
16:19 Integrating song and radio telemetry tracking with playback experiments, to infer intra- and inter-sexual relationships in a Neotropical terrestrial insectivore, Formicarius moniliger. s09-4
16:41 Individual, population, and geographical variation in advertising song of some passerine bird species s09-5