American White Ibis Behavioral Seasons-reference-data

Kidd-Weaver A, Hepinstall-Cymerman J, Welch CC, Murray MH, Adams HC, Ellison TJ, Yabsley MJ, Hernandez SM. 2020. American White Ibis Behavioral Seasons-reference-data. Movebank Data Repository.
The American white ibis (Eudocimus albus) is a nomadic wading bird that is increasingly foraging in urban areas in parts of its range, relying on artificial wetlands and other anthropogenic resources year-round. In this study, we explore whether and how individual association with urban environments is predictive of consistent changes in behavioural season timing and length. Other urbanized species exhibit altered annual cycles such as loss of migratory behavior and year-round breeding in response to consistent resource abundance, often related to intentional and unintentional provisioning. We used behavioral change point analysis to segment the tracks of 41 ibis equipped with GPS backpacks to identify differences in the initiation and duration of four behavioral seasons (non-breeding, pre-breeding, breeding, post-breeding) related to use of urban habitats. We found that intraspecific variation in urban habitat use had strong carryover effects on the timing and duration of behavioral seasons. In particular, ibis with higher urban habitat use in non-breeding seasons had longer non-breeding seasons and shorter breeding seasons that started earlier in the year compared to ibis that primarily use wetland habitats. This study reveals interesting behavioral patterns for a nomadic species with populations that are recently expanding into urban areas, providing evidence that ibis are adapting their annual cycles and seasonal behaviors to exploit urban resources.
animal movement,animal tracking,annual cycle,behavioral change point analysis,Eudocimus albus,Florida,GSM telemetry,land cover,land use,movement ecology,white ibis
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  title = {American White Ibis Behavioral Seasons-reference-data},
  author = {Kidd-Weaver, A and Hepinstall-Cymerman, J and Welch, CC and Murray, MH and Adams, HC and Ellison, TJ and Yabsley, MJ and Hernandez, SM},
  year = {2020},
  URL = {},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.8ms50757/2},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
ID  - doi:10.5441/001/1.8ms50757/2
T1  - American White Ibis Behavioral Seasons-reference-data
AU  - Kidd-Weaver, Anjelika
AU  - Hepinstall-Cymerman, Jeffrey
AU  - Welch, Catharine C.
AU  - Murray, Maureen H.
AU  - Adams, Henry C.
AU  - Ellison, Taylor J.
AU  - Yabsley, Michael J.
AU  - Hernandez, Sonia M.
Y1  - 2020/02/27
KW  - animal movement
KW  - animal tracking
KW  - annual cycle
KW  - behavioral change point analysis
KW  - Eudocimus albus
KW  - Florida
KW  - GSM telemetry
KW  - land cover
KW  - land use
KW  - movement ecology
KW  - white ibis
KW  - Eudocimus albus
PB  - Movebank data repository
UR  -
DO  - doi:10.5441/001/1.8ms50757/2
ER  -