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1 July 2018 First Description of Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Migration Recorded by GPS/GSM Transmitter
Xueqin Ye, Zhenggang Xu, Yaara Aharon-Rotman, Hui Yu, Lei Cao
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Abstract

The migratory behavior of Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is poorly known. We tracked an adult Grey Heron with a GPS/GSM transmitter for two consecutive years (2014–2015) including two complete migrations between Dongting Lake, a wintering area, and the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, a breeding area, along with a post-breeding area in Jiamusi City. We found that the Grey Heron migrated without using stopover sites en route and traveled both by day and night. The home-range size and habitat type used varied between life stages (wintering, breeding, and post-breeding periods), but agricultural habitats were used more in winter. Our study revealed for the first time the detail of the year-round movements and habitat use of the Grey Heron.

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Xueqin Ye, Zhenggang Xu, Yaara Aharon-Rotman, Hui Yu, and Lei Cao "First Description of Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Migration Recorded by GPS/GSM Transmitter," Ornithological Science 17(2), 223-228, (1 July 2018). https://doi.org/10.2326/osj.17.223
Received: 24 January 2017; Accepted: 29 November 2017; Published: 1 July 2018
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habitat selection
Kernel Density Estimation
Migration route
migration strategy
Stopovers
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