Dongping Liu

Dongping Liu
Chinese Academy of Forestry | CAF · National Bird Banding Center

PhD

About

52
Publications
8,942
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
162
Citations
Introduction
I focus on conservation biology of endangered bird species, especially Crested Ibis that has been resumed from seven individuals. I regularly ring birds, and get interested in moult in birds, and bird migration under challenging and changing environment. See also: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6654-3839
Additional affiliations
July 2002 - present
Chinese Academy of Forestry
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
September 2006 - July 2010
Chinese Academy of Forestry
Field of study
  • Wildlife Conservation & Utilization
September 1995 - July 1999
Beijing Normal University
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (52)
Article
Full-text available
In late 2014, a highly pathogenic avian influenza (hereafter HPAI) H5N1 outbreak infected whooper swans Cygnus cygnus wintering at the Sanmenxia Reservoir area, China, and raised concerns about migratory linkages between wintering and breeding grounds of whooper swans. In this study, 61 swans were satellite tracked from 2013 to 2016 to determine th...
Book
Full-text available
This bilingual handbook covers a selection of 62 species of East Asian passerines, including many sought-after vagrants to both Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive summary of the current knowledge and presents over 1 400 photographs, mainly from Beidaihe, China, that portray individuals of different age and sex categories in both...
Article
Full-text available
The Relict Gull Larus relictus is a globally vulnerable species and one of the least known birds, so understanding its seasonal movements and migration will facilitate the development of effective conservation plans for its protection. We repeatedly satellite-tracked 11 adult Relict Gulls from the Ordos sub-population in Hongjian Nur, China, over 3...
Article
The Chinese Egret (Egretta eulophotes) is a globally threatened bird species living on the coast and islands of Liaoning, northeastern China, mainly in summer. To further protect the breeding population of Chinese Egrets, it is important to understand the current protection status of their distribution sites at pre-migration period and migration ro...
Article
Four of China’s six wintering populations of “grey” geese Anser spp. declined during the last decade. In contrast, the Bar-headed Goose A. indicus wintering population in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region more than doubled. During six surveys in Tibet over a 27-year period (1991/92 to 2017/18 winters) we documented an annual growth rate of 6.8% in th...
Article
Full-text available
【Objectives】 This study aimed to understand the reproductive traits and estimate the current population size of the endangered Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon), so as to provide a scientific basis for the population status assessment and efficient conservation and management. 【Method】 We investigated the nest sites of wild Crested Ibis from March to...
Article
Full-text available
As the increasing of power transmission lines, pylon-nesting is widespread all over the world, resulting in major concern on its contribution on bird conservation and the adverse impacts on power grid. In this paper, we investigated the pylon-nesting performance of the endangered Crested Ibis (Nipponia nippon) in Shaanxi Province, China, analyzed t...
Article
Organic solvents, such as methanol (MeOH) and ethanol (EtOH), are commonly used to extract and preserve steroids from animal excreta (feces, urine). As a result, the target substances are often in the solvent when they are subsequently analyzed using enzyme immunoassay (EIA). We examined steroid extraction from the feces of forest musk deer (Moschu...
Article
Full-text available
Conspecific brood parasitism (CBP) is widespread in Anseriformes. For the Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus squamatus), however, there is no report on the occurrence of CBP. Camera monitoring of a Scaly-sided Merganser nest in Changbai Mountain, China, during April to May in 2019, found that one parasitic duck intruded into the nest when the parent duc...
Article
Full-text available
To further protect the breeding population of black-faced spoonbills (Platalea minor), it is important to understand the current conservation status of breeding distribution sites and migration routes, especially for important stopover and wintering sites of black-faced spoonbills. Six individuals were tagged with satellite transmitters at Zhuanghe...
Article
Full-text available
The crested ibis Nipponia nippon formerly occurred throughout East Asia, but since 1981 its unique population has been confined to a narrow band in transborder area of Yangxian, Chenggu and Xixiang County of Shaanxi Province, Central China, on the south slope of the Qinling Mountains. During 2004-2005, 23 crested ibises were experimentally reintrod...
Article
Full-text available
The Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis) is an internationally threatened crane living on the plateau, mainly in winter, in the Yarlung Tsangpo River basin in Tibet, western China. In the past five years, some economic development projects have been conducted in this area, posing potential threats to the wintering populations of the cranes and the...
Article
Full-text available
Home range and habitat use are the central components of avian ecology, and studies on these aspects will be helpful for the conservation and management of avian populations. Sixty‐seven swans were global positioning system tagged at Sanmenxia Wetland of Henan Province to obtain detailed location data in winter from 2015 to 2016. The home range siz...
Article
Full-text available
The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus is associated with wild fowl migration in East Asian-Australasian (EA) and Central Asian (CA) flyways. However, the spread of H5N1 virus between the two flyways is still unclear. Here, the movements of wild waterfowl were obtained from satellite tracking data covering seven bar-heade...
Article
Full-text available
GPS tracking has been increasingly used for wildlife studies in recent decades, but its performance has not been fully assessed, especially for newly developed lightweight transmitters. We assessed the performance of eight GPS transmitters developed in China by attaching them to Crested Ibises Nipponia nippon confined to two acclimation cages mimic...
Article
Full-text available
Migratory birds often follow detours when confronted with ecological barriers, and understanding the extent and the underlying drivers of such detours can provide important insights into the associated cost to the annual energy budget and the migration strategies. The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is the most daunting geographical barrier for migratory b...
Data
Migration details of four Pallas’s Gulls across Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau during 2006–2009 Major stopover sites are showed in color.
Data
An example of analysis of simulated route Spatial deviation in migration routes was analyzed by comparing observed route (red line) with 1,000 simulated routes (blue lines) obtained by randomly distributing the real route segments (see details in ‘Methods’). The number in the right column shows the percentile at which the longitude value of the obs...
Data
Measurement of the longitudinal and latitudinal detour extent
Data
Human disturbance and habitat condition at major stopover sites for Relict Gull By checking water level change since 1980s (Wang & Dou, 1998 ∗), we roughly ranked lake shrinkage as (A) no shrinkage or slight shrinkage (+), water surface area decreased by less than 10%; (B) medium (+ +), water surface area decreased by 10%∼50%; (C) serious (+ + +),...
Data
Longitudinal migration character Red texts indicate incomplete wintering data which were not included in the analysis.
Data
Wintering survey locations for Relict Gull on Bohai Bay (sites 1–37) and Laizhou Bay (sites 38–41) from September 2011 to April 2012 1-Luanhe River Estuary, Leting Co.; 2-Daqinghe River Estuary, Leting Co.; 3-Puti Island, Leting Co.; 4-Xidajian, Leting Co.; 5-Xiaoqinghe River Estuary, Leting Co.; 6-Shuohe River Estuary, Tanghai Co.; 7-Qinglonghe Ri...
Data
Daily temperature during spring migration (A) and winter dispersal (B), extracted from four typical meteorological station s (C) (A) Temperature difference between southward and northward routes during spring migration from 2009 to 2012. Daily temperature varied greatly (range = −8 13;) in northward route among years, which may have impact on the o...
Data
Migration details on timing, stopovers and seasonal dispersals Different pre-breeding areas are indicated by colors. red-Ordos wetlands, blue-Yellow River strech at Baotou, green-Tuoketuo, grey-Daihai Lake, orange-Wulanhushaohaizi, purple-Wuliangsuhai, white-whole breeding season at Ordos. ∗ indicates signal lost. ∗∗signals were commonly lost for s...
Data
Wintering count of Relict Gulls on locations of Bohai Bay and Laizhou Bay Locations see Fig. S1—indicates not surveyed.
Data
Variables for between-individual and within-individual test in migration timing and route
Data
Threats and their scope and duration in wintering locations for Relict Gulls on Bohai Bay Threats include (A) intertidal mudflat reclamation; (B) tourism; (C) collection of sea food; (D) mining; (E) wind power generation; and (F) no threats. According to the spatial proportion affected, scope of threats was rated as (A) regional, <5%; (B) scattered...
Data
Performance of satellite transmitters for Relict Gulls breeding at Hongjian Nur in 2007, 2008 and 2010
Data
Recovery records of juvenile Relict Gulls ( ≤two-year-old) in non-breeding season All of the recorded gulls were banded when they were chicks. The recovery records indicate that juveniles distribute in a larger wintering range relative to satellite tracked adults. Data were accessed from China National Bird Banding Database ( http://www.chinanbbc.n...
Article
Full-text available
Background The Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) is a species that relies heavily on the plateau wetlands of Asia and whose population was thought to be declining. Over the past decade, south-central Tibet, one of the most important wintering grounds, supported large numbers of Bar-headed Geese, but the population had not been regularly monitored in...
Article
From April 2009 to January 2010, we conducted surveys to determine the current status of water birds at Yamdrok Lake in Tibet, China. During the survey, visual search was the main method used. Twenty-four sites were selected around the lake, based on water bird distribution and accessibility by road. Once flocks were identified, observers approache...
Article
Full-text available
The Changtang Plateau is located in the northern part of Tibet in western China, with the most numerous, high altitude lake complexes in the world. High altitude lakes (n = 48) were visited from July to August, 2008, to investigate the summer abundance and distribution of waterbirds. A total of 43,143 individuals of 49 waterbird species were record...
Preprint
The Crested Ibis Nipponia Nippon formerly occurred throughout East Asia, but since 1981 its unique population has been confined to a narrow area in Central China. During 2004-2005, 23 Crested Ibises were experimentally reintroduced to an isolated basin in Qinling Mountains, where they and their offspring exhibited variation in reproduction never ob...
Preprint
Full-text available
The Crested Ibis Nipponia Nippon formerly occurred throughout East Asia, but since 1981 its unique population has been confined to a narrow area in Central China. During 2004-2005, 23 Crested Ibises were experimentally reintroduced to an isolated basin in Qinling Mountains, where they and their offspring exhibited variation in reproduction never ob...
Article
Full-text available
This study provides the first detailed information on the migration routes and stopover sites for the endangered Scaly-sided Merganser (Mergus squamatus) breeding in Northeast China. Scaly-sided Mergansers (n = 4) were tagged with Platform Transmitter Terminals at Dailing in the southeastern Lesser Xingan Mountains of China during the late breeding...
Article
Full-text available
The migration routes, stopover sites, wintering areas, and site fidelity of five Pallas's Gulls captured in July 2006 at Qinghai Lake, Qinghai, western China, are documented. Each gull was captured after the breeding season using leg nooses and fitted with a 12 g solar-powered Platform Transmitter Terminal. One bird died within a month of capture n...
Article
Full-text available
The Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon is one of the most endangered bird species in the world. When the Crested Ibis populations died out in their East Asian distribution countries in the middle of the twentieth century, seven wild birds, the world's only remaining population, was discovered in Yangxian of Shaanxi Province, China, in 1981. With 30- year...
Article
Full-text available
With the 30-years conservation efforts, the wild population of Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon has been increased and the distribution has been expanded to more than ten counties around Yang County of Shaanxi Province in China. However, it is difficult to investigate the exact population size and distribution status of the wild Crested Ibis, although...
Article
Full-text available
Effective conservation and management of Bar-headed Geese (Anser indicus) require data to determine migration routes and identify key sites for protection. Ten Bar-headed Geese were banded with satellite transmitters at Qinghai Lake in western China in July 2006 and 2007 to determine their migration routes. Of the tagged geese, eight left Qinghai L...
Article
A study on seasonal dynamic of waterbirds was conducted from 2008 to 2010 at Keluke Lake, Qinghai Province, China. The study was to establish waterbird baseline information for the surveillance of avian influenza and wetland conservation and management at Keluke Lake. A total of 34828 waterbirds, belonging to 54 species, 11 families and 6 orders, w...
Article
Full-text available
bstractWintering waterbirds surveys were conducted throughout the coastal areas of Hainan,China, from 2003 to 2005, with the aim of further strengthening the conservation and management of wetlands in Hainan Island. A total of 68 species were recorded at 20 coastal wetlands. Three recently found wintering sites for the globally endangered Black-fac...
Article
Full-text available
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus is a large waterbird mainly inhabiting on plateau and migrating across a large geographic area. Understanding its biology and ecology is very crucial in prevention and control of avian influenza because this species is highly susceptible to and a potential transmitter for HPAI. Many studies have been carried out on th...
Article
Full-text available
The acclimation of captive Crested Ibises was conducted in a reintroduction experiment station in Yangxian County of Shaanxi Province during July and October of 2004 and 2005 before the birds were released to the natural habitat.A big cage was built in the release site for the acclimation,and in the cage there were feed and roost habitats for wild...
Article
Full-text available
The movements of four species of breeding waterbirds were studied using color marking, radio-tracking, and satellite-tracking at Qinghai Lake between April and September, 2006. Forty five bar-headed geese (Anser indicus) were captured with foot traps, including six individuals tagged with radio transmitters in April and another six birds with satel...
Article
Full-text available
A HPAI (High Pathogenic Avian Influenza) outbreak in 2005 resulted in several thousands Bar-headed Geese dying at Qinghai Lake, China, which draws attention to the need for a better understanding of the species. In this paper, the movements and habitat utilization of breeding Bar-headed Geese and their relationship with human beings in Qinghai Lake...
Article
Full-text available
Data on clutch size,hatching success and nesting Succes of the natural breeding for 18 pairs of captive Crested Ibis(Nipponia nippon)were collected from March to July 2004 in Yangxian County of Shaanxi Province.The environment factors of nest cage were measured an d analyzed to see whether they produce influence on the breeding success .Total of 65...

Questions

Questions (6)
Question
How to determine a dominant perching location? Can I use the number of pecking and shifts of perching location, the age, and breeding experiences as indicators? Could you recommend methods and references for me? Thank you a lot.
Question
Dear colleagues, I'm now working on communal roosting in ibis. Obviously the species uses vocal communication to depart roost in flocks. I want to check whether it is always the same individual initiating the call, which may indicate social hierarchy. Unfortunately, although most of the individuals are numbered ringed, the roost departure is too early in the morning to identify through observation. I plan to record the calls for individual identification. Is this possible? Thanks in advance.

Network

Cited By