Ido Izhaki – Selected papers


Bird migration


bc    Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla) and others


Izhaki, I. and Safriel, U.N. 1985. Why do fleshy-fruit plants of the Mediterranean scrub intercept fall- but not spring-passage of seed- dispersing migratory birds? Oecologia (Berlin) 67: 40-43. PDF file.

Maitav, A. and Izhaki, I. 1994. Stopover and fat deposition by blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla following spring migration over the Sahara. Ostrich 65: 160-166. PDF file.

Izhaki, I. and Maitav, A.  1998.  Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla stopping over at the desert edge; physiological state and flight-range estimates. Ibis 140: 223-233. PDF file.

Izhaki, I. and Maitav, A.  1998.  Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla stopping over at the desert edge: Inter- and intra-sexual differences in spring and autumn migration. Ibis 140: 234-243. PDF file.

Sapir, N., Abramsky, Z., Shochat, E.  and Izhaki, I. 2004. Scale dependent habitat selection for food and safety of autumn migrating frugivorous passerines. Naturwissenschaften 91: 544-547. PDF file.

Tsurim, I., Sapir, N.,  Belmaker, J.,  Shanni, I., Izhaki, I., Wojciechowski, M. S., Karasov W. H. and Pinshow, B. 2008.  Drinking water boosts food intake rate, body mass increase and fat accumulation in migratory blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla). Oecologia 156: 1432-1439. PDF file.


 pe   Great white pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus)

Izhaki, I.   1994. Preliminary data on the importance of Israel for the conservation of the white pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus L. Ostrich 65: 213-217. PDF file.

Shmueli, M., Izhaki, I. and Arad, Z. 2000. The physiological state of captive and migrating Great White Pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus) revealed by their blood chemistry. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology (A) 125: 25-32. PDF file.

Shmueli, M., Izhaki, I.  , Arieli, A. and Arad, Z. 2000. Energy requirements of migrating Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus. Ibis 142: 208-216. PDF file.

Izhaki, I.  ,  Shmueli, M., Arad, Z., Steinberg, Y. and A. Crivelli. 2002.  Satellite tracking of migratory and ranging behavior of immature Great White Pelicans. Waterbirds 25: 295-304. PDF file.




Great White Pelican migrating flock over northern Israel (Photo: Yossi Leshem)



Flock of the Great White Pelican in the Hula Reserve (Photo: Yossi Leshem)