Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Avian MigrantThe Biology of Bird Migration$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John Rappole

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231146784

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.columbia.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CUPSO for personal use.date: 24 September 2021

Fall Transient Period

Fall Transient Period

Chapter:
(p.91) Chapter 4 Fall Transient Period
Source:
The Avian Migrant
Author(s):

John H. Rappole

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the fall transient period in the avian migrant's annual cycle. The fall transient period begins with the end of the postbreeding period as migratory birds depart on fall migration. From an evolutionary perspective, this is the most critical portion of the annual cycle because it is difficult to understand how this first migrant gets back to its natal area after successful completion of breeding, and even more formidable to comprehend how its offspring complete such a journey. The chapter first considers the physiologic and associated behavioral changes that a migrant undergoes in preparation for, and during, its migratory journey. It then examines the environmental cues in control over the evolved physiologic and behavioral responses of migrants, the timing of departure within the fall transient period, and the timing of departure within the circadian period. It also discusses the bird's migratory flight and migration route, orientation and navigation, and stopover.

Keywords:   fall transient period, migratory birds, fall migration, behavioral changes, departure, circadian period, migratory flight, migration route, navigation, stopover

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .