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Avian Urban Ecology$
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Diego Gil and Henrik Brumm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661572

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.001.0001

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Reproductive phenology of urban birds

Reproductive phenology of urban birds

environmental cues and mechanisms

(p.98) Chapter 8 Reproductive phenology of urban birds
Avian Urban Ecology

Pierre Deviche

Scott Davies

Oxford University Press

Studies have linked urbanization with advancement in the timing of seasonal reproduction (reproductive phenology) of birds. This chapter describes how urbanization modifies three environmental factors (light, temperature, and food availability); analyses the role of these modifications in alterations of avian reproductive phenology; and discusses mechanisms that underlie these modifications. The discussions cover the effects of urban lights; mechanisms of action of urban light on reproductive functions; fitness consequences of artificial lighting; impact of urbanization on ambient temperatures; effects of temperature on the reproductive system of urban birds; and the impact of the quantity and the quality of food on seasonal reproduction.

Keywords:   urban birds, urbanization, reproductive phenology, seasonal reproduction, light, temperature, food availability

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