About the Authors

Dina K. N. Dechmann

ddechmann@orn.mpg.de

Affiliations University of Konstanz, Chair of Ornithology, Konstanz, Germany, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, Radolfzell, Germany

Bart Kranstauber

Affiliation Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, Radolfzell, Germany

David Gibbs

Affiliation Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Martin Wikelski

Affiliations University of Konstanz, Chair of Ornithology, Konstanz, Germany, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Department of Migration and Immuno-Ecology, Radolfzell, Germany, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DKND MW. Performed the experiments: DKND DG MW. Analyzed the data: DKND BK DG MW. Wrote the paper: DKND BK DG MW.