Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New paper out now!

A new Medraptors paper is now available on the Italian Journal of Zoology. It relies on raptor migration of four different species observed at a migration watchsite in southern continental Italy (in the picture below). The results show that the four studied species are influenced differently from each other by weather conditions, topography and time of the day. 
To download the paper click on the link below:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Conference on raptor migration at Natural Sciences Museum of Bolzano

Next Friday at  Natural Sciences Museum of  Bolzano will be held a conference on raptor migration. The talk of Michele Panuccio will show behavioural and ecological aspects of the migration based on case studies from the Mediterranean area. The case studies have been implemented by means of different methods, from traditional visual observation till new technologies.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New paper out now!

A new Medraptors paper is now available on Current Zoology website. It relies on the water-crossing behaviour of European raptors in relation with their morphology, their phylogenetic relationships and energy consumption during powered flapping flight. The results show that this last parameter is the main variable affecting the sea crossing tendency of European birds of prey during migration en route to/from Africa. 
You can download the paper clicking on the link below: