Here you can find publications that are related to sparrows. Other publications can be found on the personal homepages of each researcher.


Social foraging:

Tóth, Z., Bókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z., Szabó, K., Pénzes, Z. & Liker, A. 2008. Effects of relatedness on social-foraging tactic use in house sparrows. Animal Behaviour, in press. [pdf]

Mónus F, Z Barta, 2008. The Effect of Within-Flock Spatial Position on the Use of Social Foraging Tactics in Free-Living Tree Sparrows. Ethology 114, 215-222. [pdf]

Lendvai, Á.Z., Liker, A. & Barta, Z. 2006. The effects of energy reserves and dominance on the use of social foraging strategies in the house sparrow. Animal Behaviour, 72, 747-752. [pdf]

Barta, Z., Liker, A. & Mónus, F. 2004. The effects of predation hazard on the use of social foraging tactics. Animal Behaviour 67: 301-308. [pdf]

Lendvai, Á.Z., Barta, Z., Liker, A. & Bókony, V. 2004: The effect of energy reserves on the social foraging: hungry sparrows scrounge more. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B., 271: 2467-2472. [pdf]

Liker, A. & Barta, Z. 2002. The effects of dominance on social foraging tactic use in house sparrows. Behaviour 139: 1061-1076. [pdf]



Lendvai, Á. Z., Loiseau, C., Sorci, G, Chastel, O. 2008. Early developmental conditions affect stress response in juvenile but not in adult house sparrows (Passer domesticus). General and Comparative Endocrinology, doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2008.10.004 [pdf]

Lendvai, Á.Z. & Chastel, O. 2008. Experimental mate-removal increases the stress response of female house sparrows: the effects of offspring value? Hormones and Behavior, 53(2), 395-401. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2007.11.011. [pdf]

Lendvai, Á.Z., Giraudeau, M. & Chastel, O. 2007. Reproduction and modulation of the stress response: an experimental test in the House sparrow. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B., 274: 391-397. [pdf]


Plumage ornaments:

Bókony, V., Liker, A., Lendvai, Á. Z. & Kulcsár, A. 2008. Risk-taking and survival in the house sparrow: are plumage ornaments costly? Ibis, 150,139-151. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919x.2007.00756.x. [pdf]

Bókony, V., Lendvai, Á. Z., & Liker, A. 2006. Multiple cues of status signalling: the role of wingbars in aggressive interactions in male house sparrows. Ethology, 112, 947-954. [pdf]

Liker, A. & Barta, Z. 2001. Male badge size predicts dominance against females in house sparrows. Condor 103: 151-157. [pdf]

Torda, G., A. Liker and Z. Barta 2004. Dominance hierarchy and status signalling in captive tree sparrow (Passer montanus) flocks. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 50, 35-44. [pdf]



Szabó, K., Szalmás, A., Liker, A. & Barta, Z. 2002. Effects of haematophagous mites on nestling house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Acta Parasitologica 47: 318-322.

Szabó, K., Szalmás, A., Liker, A. & Barta, Z. 2008. Adaptive host-abandonment of ectoparasites before fledging? Within-brood distribution of nest mites in house sparrow broods. Journal of Prasitology, 94 (5), 1038–1043.

Liker, A., Papp, Z., Bókony, V. & Lendvai, Á.Z. 2008. Lean birds in the city: body size and condition of house sparrows along the urbanization gradient. Journal of Animal Ecology 77 (4), 789-795 [pdf].


Last update on December 3, 2008.