Journal of Ornithology

The Journal of Ornithology (formerly Journal für Ornithologie) is a scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media on behalf of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft. It was founded by Jean Cabanis in 1853, becoming the official journal of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft in 1854.

The first issue was produced in January 1853 and Cabanis noted that although there were specialist journals in entomology and conchology that there was nothing to deal with ornithology in Germany. Among the first essays published in the journal was an essay by Reichenbach on the concept of species.[1]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 1.632.[2]

Journal of Ornithology
J of Ornithologie 1853
Title page of the first issue, 1853
Edited byFranz Bairlein
Publication details
Former name(s)
Journal für Ornithologie
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
J. Ornithol.
ISSN0021-8375 (print)
1439-0361 (web)
OCLC no.754654105

See also


  1. ^ Bezzel, Einhard (1988). "125 Bände Journal für Ornithologie". J. Ornithol. Special volume: 43–54.
  2. ^ "Journal of Ornithology". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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Azure-crowned hummingbird

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It is found in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

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Cotinga (journal)

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European roller

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German Ornithologists' Society

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This species primarily feeds on insects, and lives in deciduous woodlands. Breeding males sing in repeated melodious whistles. The green-backed flycatcher was formerly considered a subspecies.

There are several subspecies, largely determined by plumage and range variations, at least of which has been split off as separate species.

The Narcissus Flycatcher arrives in Southeast Asia during early May to commence mating behavior. Males arrive before females to prepare a nest that will aid in the selection of a mate as well as shelter. Due to familiarity with the ritual older males typically arrive at the area sooner than younger males.

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Red-backed mousebird

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Sarothrura boehmi (Reichenow 1900)

Neafrapus boehmi (Schalow 1882)

Muscicapa boehmi (Reichenow 1884).

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In 2018, the American Ornithology Society announced a partnership with Oxford University Press to publish The Auk: Ornithological Advances and The Condor: Ornithological Applications .

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