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Table 1 Overview of flight times and migratory distances per species and migration period. Distances given refer to the great circle route between the specific sites of residency along the annual cycle

From: Miniaturized multi-sensor loggers provide new insight into year-round flight behaviour of small trans-Sahara avian migrants

Period Species N Flight time [hour] Great circle distance [km]
median range median range
overall Great reed warbler 11 252 212–319 8886 7262–12,752
  European hoopoe 4 232 216–258 7537 7101–8735
post-breeding (<1.11.15) Great reed warbler 13 82 63–133 3998 3730–4557
  European hoopoe 5 115 71–133 3769 3550–4367
intra-tropical (1.11.15 - 31.1.16) Great reed warbler 13 25 3–65 796 0–2256
  European hoopoe 5 0 0 0 0
pre-breeding (> 31.1.16) Great reed warbler 11 137 76–242 4092 3532–5938
  European hoopoe 4 117 88–146 3769 3550–4367