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dc.contributor.authorYong, Ding Li
dc.contributor.authorHeim, Wieland
dc.contributor.authorChowdhury, Sayam U.
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Chang-Yong
dc.contributor.authorKtitorov, Pavel
dc.contributor.authorKulikova, Olga
dc.contributor.authorKondratyev, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorRound, Philip D.
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Desmond
dc.contributor.authorTrainor, Colin R.
dc.contributor.authorGibson, Luke
dc.contributor.authorSzabo, Judit K.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-27T05:28:48Z
dc.date.available2021-04-27T05:28:48Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-13
dc.date.submitted2020-10-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/321635
dc.description.abstractWith nearly 400 migratory landbird species, the East Asian Flyway is the most diverse of the world’s flyways. This diversity is a consequence of the varied ecological niches provided by biomes ranging from broadleaf forests to arctic tundra and accentuated by complex biogeographic processes. The distribution and migration ecology of East Asian landbirds is still inadequately known, but a recent explosion in the number of studies tracking the migration of raptors, cuckoos, kingfishers and passerines has greatly increased our knowledge about the stopover and wintering ecology of many species, and the migratory routes that link northeast Eurasia and the Asian tropics. Yet the East Asian Flyway also supports the highest number of threatened species among flyways. Strong declines have been detected in buntings (Emberizidae) and other long-distance migrants. While the conservation of migratory landbirds in this region has largely focused on unsustainable hunting, there are other threats, such as habitat loss and increased agro-chemical use driven directly by land cover change and climate-related processes. Important knowledge gaps to be addressed include (1) threats affecting species in different parts of their annual cycle, (2) range-wide population trends, (3) ecological requirements and habitat use during the non-breeding season, and (4) the conservation status of critical wintering sites (including understudied farming landscapes, such as rice fields) and migration bottlenecks along the flyway.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherFrontiers Media S.A.
dc.subjectEcology and Evolution
dc.subjectbiome
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectecosystem role
dc.subjecthabitat loss
dc.subjecthunting
dc.subjectland use change
dc.subjectmigration
dc.subjecttracking
dc.titleThe State of Migratory Landbirds in the East Asian Flyway: Distributions, Threats, and Conservation Needs
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-04-27T05:28:47Z
prism.publicationNameFrontiers in Ecology and Evolution
prism.volume9
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.68753
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-02-08
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3389/fevo.2021.613172
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.identifier.eissn2296-701X


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