Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 239-246

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The influence of climate change on the ecology of the Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) in Southern Karelia

  • A. V. ArtemyevAffiliated withInstitute of Biology, Karelian Research Center, Russian Academy of Sciences Email author 

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The paper is devoted to the ecology of the Pied Flycatcher in Southern Karelia, where climate warming has had almost no effect on the weather in spring, the season especially important for birds. During the 30-year observation period, the local population has been characterized by variable breeding phenology, high fecundity, and relatively stable abundance. This appears to be related to the broad norm of reaction of this species to the action of external factors, which allows the birds to flexibly respond to changes in the unstable spring weather and adjust the timing and rates of their seasonal activities.


Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca climate change breeding population dynamics