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27 January 2020 First Tracking of Post-Breeding Migration of the Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda by GPS Data Logger
Shingo Uemura, Ayumu Hamachi, Kunihiro Nakachi, Masaoki Takagi
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Abstract

The migratory strategies of kingfishers are poorly understood. In the first study of its kind, by means of Global Positioning System data loggers, we were able to describe the migration and wintering sites of the Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda population breeding on Miyako Island, Japan. Birds were found to reach altitudes of almost 4,000 m during their migration to winter on Polillo and Tablas islands in The Philippines.

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Shingo Uemura, Ayumu Hamachi, Kunihiro Nakachi, and Masaoki Takagi "First Tracking of Post-Breeding Migration of the Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda by GPS Data Logger," Ornithological Science 18(2), 215-219, (27 January 2020). https://doi.org/10.2326/osj.18.219
Received: 18 October 2018; Accepted: 18 February 2019; Published: 27 January 2020
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GPS data logger
Halcyon coromanda
migration
Philippines
Ruddy Kingfisher
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