Avian Migration pp 155-171
Behavioural and Physiological Reactions to Environmental Variation in Bird Migration: a Review
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- Jenni L., Schaub M. (2003) Behavioural and Physiological Reactions to Environmental Variation in Bird Migration: a Review. In: Berthold P., Gwinner E., Sonnenschein E. (eds) Avian Migration. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Many features of the migration of passerine birds are endogenously programmed and have a strong genetic basis. At least in inexperienced migrants, the general seasonal course of migration is endogenously controlled, such as the onset, the temporal pattern, the direction of migration and the seasonal pattern of energy stores. This leads to the conclusion that an endogenous spatiotemporal migration programme guides inexperienced migrants from their place of birth to their first winter quarters (summarized in Berthold 1996).
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