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AROSA, M.L., RAMOS, J.A., VALKENBURG, T., CEIA, R., LABORDA, H., QUINTANILLA, L.G. and HELENO, R. (2009) Fern feeding ecology of the Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula Murina: The selection of fern species and the influence of nutritional composition in fern choice. Ardeola 56(1) pp 71-84.

AUBRECHT, G. (2000) The Azores Bullfinch - Pyrrhula murina GODMAN, 1866. The history of a bird species: persecuted - missing - rediscovered - protected (?) (including a list of all known specimens and syntypes). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 102 B: pp 23-62.

BANNERMAN, D.A. (1969 a): Recent records new to the North Atlantic islands. Bull. B.O.C. 89: 86-88.

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BANNERMAN, D.A. & W.M. BANNERMAN (1966): Birds of the Atlantic Islands. Vol. III. A History of the Birds of the Azores. Oliver & Boyd. Edinburgh and London. XIX + 262 pp.

BARATA, F. (1999) Paúl de Maré do Cabo da Praia, pp 76-77 (in): P. Beja, P. Catry & F. Moreira (eds.), Actas do II Congresso de Ornitologia da Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves. SPEA. Lisboa.

BOLTON, M. (2005) Low-tech and High-tech methods for the study and conservation of Procellariiformes: some examples from a case study of the Madeiran storm petrel Oceanodroma castro in the Azores. Airo 15 pp 19-28.

BOLTON, M., R. MEDEIROS & H. FRAGA (2001) Potential flight range of Snow Buntings Plectrophenax nivalis occurring in the Azores Islands in late March: a first analysis. Arquipélago. Life and Marine Sciences 18A: pp 93-95.

BOLTON, M., R. MEDEIROS, B. HOTHERSALL & A. CAMPOS (2004) The use of artificial breeding chambers as a conservation measure for cavity-nesting procellariiform seabirds: a case study of the Madeiran storm petrel Oceanodroma castro. Biological Conservation 116 pp 73-80.

BOLTON, M., A.L. SMITH, E. GÓMEZ-DÍAZ, V.L. FRIESEN, R. MEDEIROS, J. BRIED, J.L. ROSCALES & R.W. FURNESS (2008) Monteiro’s Storm-petrel Oceanodroma monteiroi: a new species from the Azores. Ibis, 150 pp 717-727.

BRIED, J. (2003) A Bermuda Petrel on the Azores - a new Western Palearctic bird. Birding World 16 (1) p 22.

BRIED, J. (2003): Impact of vagrant predators on the native fauna: a Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus preying on Madeiran Storm Petrels Oceanodroma castro in the Azores. Arquipélago. Life and Marine Sciences 20A  pp 57-60.

BRIED, J. & K. BOURGEOIS (2005) Which future for Bulwer’s Petrel in the Azores? Airo 15 pp 51-55.

BRIED, J. & M.C. MAGALHÃES (2004 a) First Palearctic record of the endangered Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow. Bull. B.O.C. 124 (3): 202-206.

BRIED, J. & BRIED, J. (2004 b) Primeira observação da Freira das Bermudas Pterodroma cahow no Paleárctico / First record of Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow in the Palearctic. Anuário Ornitológico 2 pp 65-67.

CEIA, R., HELENO, R. and RAMOS, J.A. (2009) Summer abundance and ecological distribution of passerines in native and exotic forests in SÃO MIGUEL, AZORES. Ardeola 56(1) pp 25-39.

CLARKE, T. (1999) Autumn 1998 on the Azores. Birding World 12 pp 205-212.

CLARKE, T. (2000) Birding the Azores. Birding World 13 (6) pp 251-257.

CLARKE, T. (2006) Field Guide to the Birds of the Atlantic Islands. Christopher Helm, A & C Black Publishers Ltd. London. 368 pp.

DICKENS, M. & V. NEVES (2005) Post-breeding density and habitat preferences of the Azores Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus azorica: an inter-island comparison. Arquipélago. Life and Marine Sciences 22A pp 61-69.

DIETZEN, C., E. GARCÍA-DEL-REY, G.D. CASTRO & M. WINK (2008): Phylogenetic differentiation of Sylvia species (Aves: Passeriformes) of the Atlantic islands (Macaronesia) based on mitochondrial DNA sequence data and morphometrics. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 95: 157-174.

DUBOIS, P.J. (2002) Probable breeding of pure American Black Duck pair in the Azores in 2000. Dutch Birding 24 p 12.

DUBOIS, P. & R. SEITRE (1997) Herald Petrel: a new species for the Western Palearctic. Birding World 10 (12) pp 456-459.

ERNST, S. & HERING, J. (2009) Der Buchfink von den Azoren. Der Falke 56 pp 186-189.

ERNST, S. & J. HERING (2005 a) Die Bekassine Gallinago gallinago als Brutvogel auf der Insel Flores, Azoren, p. 55 (in): Fiedler, W. et al. (red.), Tagungsband zur 138. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft in Stuttgart. 29.September – 4.Oktober 2005.

ERNST, S. & J. HERING (2005 b) Die Bekassine Gallinago gallinago als Brutvogel auf den Azoren. Limicola 19 (5) pp 287-299.

FLOOD, B. & A. FISHER (2011): Multimedia Identification Guide to North Atlantic Seabirds. Storm-petrels & Bulwer's Petrel. Pelagic Birds & Birding Multimedia Identification Guides, in association with 212 pp. + 2 DVD.

FLOOD, B. & A. FISHER (2013): Multimedia Identification Guide to North Atlantic Seabirds. Pterodroma Petrels. Pelagic Birds & Birding Multimedia Identification Guides, in association with 316 pp. + 2 DVDs.  

FONTAINE, R., O. GIMENEZ & J. BRIED (2011): The impact of introduced predators, light-induced mortality of fledglings and poaching on the dynamics of the Cory’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) population from the Azores, northeastern subtropical Atlantic. Biological Conservation 144: 1.998-2.011.

FURNESS, R.W. & L.R. MONTEIRO (1995) Red-billed tropicbird Phaethon aethereus in the Azores: first breeding record for Europe. Bull. B.O.C. 115 (1): 6-8.

FURNESS, R.W., G. HILTON & L.R. MONTEIRO (2000): Influences of coastal habitat characteristics on the distribution of Cory's Shearwaters Calonectris diomedea in the Azores archipelago. Bird Study 47 pp 257-265.

GARCÍA-del-REY, E. (2011): Field Guide to the Birds of Macaronesia. Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Cape Verde. Lynx Edicions. Bellaterra, Barcelona. 341 pp.

GORDINHO, L. (2009) The Azores a view from the ABA area. Birding January 2009 pp 38-46.

GORDINHO, L.O.R. & MARTINS, G.M.O. (2009) The first Audouin's Gull for the Azores just 1,500 miles off Newfoundland. Birding January 2009 pp 46w1-46w4.

HAYS, H., V. NEVES & P. LIMA (2002) Banded Roseate Terns from different continents trapped in the Azores. J. Field Ornithol. 73 (2) pp 180-184.

HERING, J. (2005): Erstnachweis einer “Schleiergrasmücke” Sylvia atricapilla auf Flores, Azoren. Limicola 19 (4) pp 217-224.

HERING, J. (2007) Corvo – vogelreicher Stützpunkt im Meer. Der Falke 54 (12) pp 461-467.

HERING, J. & P. ALFREY (2006) Die Azoren als Rettungsanker für verdriftete nearktische Vogelarten – Herbst 2005. Limicola 20 (2) pp 65-90.

HERING, J. & S. ERNST (2007) Beitrag zur Vogelwelt der Azoren – Beobachtungen auf Flores und Faial (Aves). Faunistische Abhandlungen (Dresden) 26 pp 37-62.

HERING, J. & H. HERING (2006 a) Der Steinschmätzer Oenanthe oenanthe als Brutvogel auf den Azoren. Limicola 20 (4) pp 192-195.

HERING, J. & H. HERING (2006 b) Nachtrag zu: Die Bekassine Gallinago gallinago als Brutvogel auf den Azoren. Limicola 20 (5) pp 235-238.

ILLERA, J.C., J.C. RANDO, D.S. RICHARDSON & B.C. EMERSON (2012): Age, origins and extinctions of the avifauna of Macaronesia: a synthesis of phylogenetic and fossil information. Quaternary Science Reviews 50: 14-22.

LEÓN, A. de, E. MINGUEZ & V.R. NEVES (2005) Factors affecting breeding distribution and seabird richness within the Azores archipelago. Atlantic Seabirds 7 (1) pp 15-22.

MACHADO, L., D. GONÇALVES, Y. FERRAND & A.M. SILVEIRA (2002) First data on Woodcock Scolopax rusticola breeding in Pico Island, Azores. Airo 12 pp 35-44.

MACHADO, L., Y. FERRAND, F. GOSSMANN, A.M. SILVEIRA & D. GONÇALVES (2007) Application of a roding survey method to the sedentary Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola population in Pico Island, Azores. Eur. J. Wildl. Res., DOI 10.1007/s10344-007-0131-1.

MACHADO, A.L., BRITO, J.C., MEDEIROS, V., LEITAO, M., MOUTINHO, C., JESUS, A., FERRAND, Y. and GONCALVES, D. (2008) Distribution and habitat preferences of Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola in S. Miguel island (Azores) during the breeding season. Wildl. Biol. 14 pp 129-137.

MARTINS, R., A. RODRIGUES & R. CUNHA (2002): Aves Nativas dos Açores. Patrimonio Natural Açoriano. João Azevedo Editor. Mirandela. 95 pp.

MELO, F. (1991) A familía Anatidae nos Açores. Açoreana, 7 (2) pp 277-295.

MELO, F. (1994): Alguns Aspectos do Comportamento de Passer domesticus (Pardal-Comum) em Dormitórios. Actas do I Congresso Nacional de Etologia pp 173-179.

MELO, F. (1995): Variação sazonal de dimensões somáticas de Passer domesticus (Pardal-Comum) em São Miguel, Açores. Açoreana, 8 (1) pp 135-146.

MELO, F. (1997): Population structure, abundance and philopatry of the House Sparrow Passer domesticus in the Azores, pp. 23-30 (in): J. PINOWSKI (ed.), International studies on sparrows. Institute of Ecology, Polish Academy of Sciences / International Association for Ecology, Working Group on Granivorous Birds - Intecol. Dziekanów Lésny. Poland.

MELO, F. (1998): Selecção de diferentes ecótopos pelos indivíduos de Pardal-comum Passer domesticus. Airo 9 (1-2) pp 19-26.

MONTEIRO, L.R. (1991): As Ilhas, a fauna e o turismo. 2º Encontro de Ambiente, Turismo e Cultura. Turismo Cultural e Ambiental na Europa, Angra do Heroísmo, 25-27 de Janeiro de 1991. 21 pp.

MONTEIRO, L.R. (2000): The Azores, pp. 463-472 (in): Heath, M.F. & M.I. Evans (eds.), Important Bird Areas in Europe: Priority sites for conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 8, Vol. 2: Southern Europe. BirdLife International. Cambridge, U.K.

MONTEIRO, L.R. & R.W. FURNESS (1995) Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae in the Azores. Bull. B.O.C., 115 (1) pp 9-14.

MONTEIRO, L.R. & R.W. FURNESS (1996) Moult of Cory's Shearwater during the breeding season. The Condor 98 pp 216-221.

MONTEIRO, L.R. & R.W. FURNESS (1998): Speciation through temporal segregation of Madeiran storm petrel Oceanodroma castro populations in the Azores?. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 353 pp 945-953.

MONTEIRO, L.R. & R.W. FURNESS & A.J. del NEVO (1995) Mercury Levels in Seabirds from the Azores, Mid-North Atlantic Ocean. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 28 pp 304-309.

MONTEIRO, L.R., J.P. GRANADEIRO & R.W. FURNESS (1998) Relationship between mercury levels and diet in Azores seabirds. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 166 pp 259-265.

MONTEIRO, L.R., J.A. RAMOS & R.W. FURNESS (1996) Past and present status and conservation of the seabirds breeding in the Azores archipelago. Biol. Conserv. 78 pp 319-328.

MONTEIRO, L.R., V. COSTA, R.W. FURNESS & R.S. SANTOS (1996) Mercury concentrations in prey fish indicate enhanced bioaccumulation in mesopelagic environments. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 141 pp 21-25.

MONTEIRO, L.R., J.A. RAMOS, R.W. FURNESS & A.J. del NEVO (1996) Movements, Morphology, Breeding, Molt, Diet and Feeding of Seabirds in the Azores. Colonial Waterbirds 19 (1) pp 82-97.

MONTEIRO, L.R., J.A. RAMOS, J.C. PEREIRA, P.R. MONTEIRO, R.S. FEIO, D.R. THOMPSON, S. BEARHOP, R.W. FURNESS, M. LARANJO, G. HILTON, V.C. NEVES, M.P. GROZ & K.R. THOMPSON (1999): Status and distribution of Fea's Petrel, Bulwer's Petrel, Manx Shearwater, Little Shearwater and Band-Rumped Storm-Petrel in the Azores Archipelago. Waterbirds 22 (3) pp 358-366.

MONTICELLI, D., J.A. RAMOS & J. PEREIRA (2006) Habitat use and foraging success of Roseate and Common Terns feeding in flocks in the Azores. Ardeola 53 (2) pp 293-306.

MOORE, C.C. (1994) Transect counts of pelagic seabirds in Azorean waters. Arquipélago 12 A (Ciênc. Biol. e Mar.) pp 111-116.

NEVES, V.C., GRIFFITHS, K., SAVORY, F.R., FURNESS, R.W. & MABLE, B.K. (2009) Are European starlings breeding in the Azores archipelago genetically distinct from birds breeding in mainland Europe? Eur J Wildl Res DOI 10.1007/s10344-009-0316-x. Download this paper*

NEVES, V.C., M. BOLTON & L.R. MONTEIRO (2006): Validation of the water offloading technique for diet assessment: an experimental study with Cory’s shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea). J. Ornithol. 147: 474-478.

NEVES, V.C., N. MURDOCH & R.W. FURNESS (2006): Population status and diet of the Yellow-legged Gull in the Azores. Arquipélago. Life and Marine Sciences 23A: 59-73. Download this paper*

NEVES, V.C., D. NOLF & M.R. CLARKE (2011): Diet of Bulwer’s Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii) in the Azores, NE Atlantic. Waterbirds 34 (3): 357-362.

NEVES, V.C., S. PANAGIOTAKOPOULOS & R.W. FURNESS (2006): A control taste aversion experiment on predators of Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) eggs. Eur. J. Wildl. Res. 52: 259-264.

NEVES, V., J.A. RAMOS, J. PEREIRA & A.G. SILVA (2004): Ocorrência, utilização de habitat e dieta da Toutinegra-de-barrete-macaronésica Sylvia atricapilla gularis na Ilha do Pico, Açores. Airo 14: 29-40.

NEVES, V.C., J. BRIED, J. GONZÁLEZ-SOLÍS, J.L. ROSCALES & M.R. CLARKE (2012): Feeding ecology and movements of the Barolo Shearwater Puffinus baroli baroli in the Azores, NE Atlantic. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 452: 269-285. Download this paper*

NEVO, A.J. del, E.K. DUNN, F.M. MEDEIROS, G. LE GRAND, P. AKERS, M.I. AVERY & L. MONTEIRO (1993) The status of Roseate Terns Sterna dougallii and Common Terns Sterna hirundo in the Azores. Seabird 15 pp 30-37.

PÄCKERT, M. & J. MARTENS (2004) Song dialects on the Atlantic islands: goldcrests of the Azores Regulus regulus azoricus, R. r. sanctae-mariae, R. r. inermis. J. Ornithol. 145 pp 23-30.

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PEREIRA, C. (2008): As Narcejas Atlânticas. Análise de aves caçadas nos Açores (época de caça de 2007-2008). Calibre 12 199: 18-23.

PEREIRA, C., J.T. TAVARES & P. FERNANDES (2010): Aves dos Açores. Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves (SPEA). 128 pp.

RAMOS, J.A. (2000) Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina. ABC Bulletin 7(1) pp 31-33.

RAMOS, A.A.P. & P.M.R. RODRIGUES (1999) Aves de ocorrência rara ou acidental observadas na Lagoa das Sete Cidades. S. Miguel- Açores, pp. 95-96 (in): P. Beja, P. Catry & F. Moreira (eds.), Actas do II Congresso de Ornitologia da Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves. SPEA. Lisboa.

RAMOS, J.A. (1994 a) The annual cycle of the Azores bullfinch, Pyrrhula murina Goldman [sic], 1866 (Aves: Passeriformes). Arquipélago 12A (Ciênc. Biol. e Mar.) pp 101-109.

RAMOS, J.A. (1994 b) Fern frond feeding by the Azores Bullfinch. Journal of Avian Biology 25 (4) pp 344-347.

RAMOS, J.A. (1995 a) The diet of the Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina and floristic variation within its range. Biol. Conserv. 71 pp 237-249.

RAMOS, J.A. (1995 b) O Priôlo e a floresta natural de altitude. Edição da Câmara Municipal de Nordeste. Nordeste. 40 pp. + índice.

RAMOS, J.A. (1995 c) Selection of colonies by Roseate and Common Terns in the Azores. Açoreana, 8 (1) pp 127-134.

RAMOS, J.A. (1996 a) The influence of size, shape, and phenolic content on the selection of winter foods by the Azores bullfinch Pyrrhula murina. J. Zool., Lond., 238 pp 415-433.

RAMOS, J.A. (1996 b) Introduction of exotic tree species as a threat to the Azores bullfinch population. Journal of Applied Ecology, 33 pp 710-722.

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RAMOS, J.A. (1998) Biometrics, weights, breeding and moulting seasons of passerines in an Azores cloud forest. Ringing & Migration 19: 17-22.

RAMOS, J.A. (1999) O Priôlo, ave singular de S. Miguel. Pardela 10 pp 6-8.

RAMOS, J.A. (2005): O Priôlo e a floresta natural de altitude. Câmara Municipal de Nordeste. Nordeste. 83 pp.

RAMOS, J.A. & L.R. MONTEIRO (1998) Conservação de avifauna florestal e marinha no arquipélago dos Açores, pp. 13-14 (in): Resúmenes de ponencias y pósters, XIV Jornadas Ornitológicas, 11-18 octubre 1998 ("Aves en Islas"). Puerto de la Cruz. Tenerife - Canarias.

RAMOS, J.A. & A.J. del NEVO (1995) Nest-site selection by Roseate Terns and Common Terns in the Azores. The Auk 112 (3) pp 580-589.

RAMOS, J.A. & M. NUNES (2001): Red Data Bird. Azores Bullfinch. World Birdwatch 23 (4) [December 2001 pp 14-15.

RAMOS, J.A. & M. NUNES (2002) Priôlo em perigo. Pardela 16 pp 12-13.

RAMOS, J.A., Z. MONIZ, E. SOLA & L.R. MONTEIRO (2003) Reproductive measures and chick provisioning of Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea borealis in the Azores. Bird Study 50 pp 47-54.

RAMOS, J.A., L.R. MONTEIRO, E. SOLA & Z. MONIZ (1997) Characteristics and competition for nest cavities in burrowing Procellariiformes. The Condor 99 pp 634-641.

RAMOS, J.A., E. SOLA, F.M. PORTEIRO & L.R. MONTEIRO (1998 a) Prey of Yellow-Legged Gull, Roseate Tern and Common Tern in the Azores. Seabird 20 pp 31-40.

RAMOS, J.A., E. SOLA, L.R. MONTEIRO & N. RATCLIFFE (1998 b) Prey delivered to Roseate Terns chicks in the Azores. J. Field Ornithol., 69 (3) pp 419-429.

RANDO, J.C., J.A. ALCOVER, S.L. OLSSON & H. PIEPER (2013): A new species of extinct scops owl (Aves: Strigiformes: Strigidae: Otus) from São Miguel Island (Azores Archipelago, North Atlantic Ocean). Zootaxa 3.647 (2): 343-357.  


RODRIGUES, P. & G. MICHIELSEN (2010): Observação de Aves nos Açores. Editora Artes e Letras. 164 pp.

RODRIGUES, P., C. AUBRECHT, A. GIL, T. LONGCORE & C. ELVIDGE (2012): Remote sensing to map influence of light pollution on Cory’s shearwater in São Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago. Eur. J. Wildl. Res. 58: 147-155.

ROSCALES, J.L., E. GÓMEZ-DÍAZ, V. NEVES & J. GONZÁLEZ-SOLÍS (2011): Trophic versus geographic structure in stable isotope signatures of pelagic seabirds breeding in the northeast Atlantic. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 434: 1-13.

SCHÄFER, H. & H. FRAGA (2002) Inselform eines weit verbreiteten Greifvogels: Der Azorenbussard. Der Falke 49 pp 240-243.

STENHOUSE, I.J., C. EGEVANG & R.A. PHILLIPS (2012): Trans-equatorial migration, staging sites and wintering area of Sabine’s Gulls Larus sabini in the Atlantic Ocean. Ibis 154: 42-51.

WOOLFENDEN, G.E., L.R. MONTEIRO & R.A. DUNCAN (2001) Recovery from the northeastern Gulf of Mexico of a Band-rumped Storm-petrel banded in the Azores. J. Field Ornithol., 72 (1) pp 62-65.


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