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Transoceanic migration by a 12 g songbird

Overview of attention for article published in Biology Letters, April 2015
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Title
Transoceanic migration by a 12 g songbird
Published in
Biology Letters, April 2015
DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2014.1045
Pubmed ID
Authors

William V. DeLuca, Bradley K. Woodworth, Christopher C. Rimmer, Peter P. Marra, Philip D. Taylor, Kent P. McFarland, Stuart A. Mackenzie, D. Ryan Norris

Abstract

Many fundamental aspects of migration remain a mystery, largely due to our inability to follow small animals over vast spatial areas. For more than 50 years, it has been hypothesized that, during autumn migration, blackpoll warblers (Setophaga striata) depart northeastern North America and undertake a non-stop flight over the Atlantic Ocean to either the Greater Antilles or the northeastern coast of South America. Using miniaturized light-level geolocators, we provide the first irrefutable evidence that the blackpoll warbler, a 12 g boreal forest songbird, completes an autumn transoceanic migration ranging from 2270 to 2770 km (mean ± s.d.: 2540 ± 257) and requiring up to 3 days (62 h ± 10) of non-stop flight. This is one of the longest non-stop overwater flights recorded for a songbird and confirms what has long been believed to be one of the most extraordinary migratory feats on the planet.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
Netherlands 2 1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 187 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 49 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 19%
Student > Master 26 13%
Student > Bachelor 23 12%
Other 12 6%
Other 28 14%
Unknown 22 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 117 59%
Environmental Science 34 17%
Chemistry 3 2%
Psychology 2 1%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 1%
Other 6 3%
Unknown 33 17%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 496. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 October 2023.
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#51,522
of 25,145,981 outputs
Outputs from Biology Letters
#63
of 3,398 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#477
of 270,631 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biology Letters
#2
of 53 outputs
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