Karel Weidinger

Department of Zoology and Laboratory of Ornithology
Faculty of Science, Palacký University
17. listopadu 50
771 46 Olomouc
Czech Republic

E-mail: weiding@prfnw.upol.cz  

Research interests

Natural history and behavioral ecology of birds.


The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NB 84-387 (1996): Ecology of Antarctic Fulmarine Petrels. [Joint investigator]

GAČR 206/97/0838 (1997-1999): Reproductive biology of birds in agricultural landscape. [Joint investigator]

GAČR 206/98/P119 (1998-2000): Anti-predatory strategies in open-nesting passerines. [Principal investigator]

GAČR 206/01/P028 (2001-2003): Identification of nest predators and its application to the study of anti-predatory strategies in open-nesting passerines. [Principal investigator]

GAČR 206/04/1081 (2004-2006): Effect of nest predation on seasonal fecundity in open-nesting passerines. [Principal investigator]

GAČR 206/07/0483 (2007-2009): Climate mediated interactions between songbirds and dormice: consequences for their life histories. [Joint investigator]



Weidinger, K. 1994. Bat communities of three small pseudokarstic caves in Eastern Bohemia (Czech Republic). Folia Zoologica 43: 455-464.

Weidinger, K. 1996. Patterns of colony attendance in the Cape Petrel Daption capense at Nelson Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Ibis 138: 243-249.

Weidinger, K. 1996. Effects of weather on the cyclic patterns of colony attendance in the Cape Petrel Daption capense. Polar Biology 14: 339-344.

Weidinger, K. 1996. Egg variability and hatching success in the Cape Petrel Daption capense at Nelson Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Journal of Zoology, London 239: 755-768.

Weidinger, K. 1997. Breeding cycle of the Cape Petrel Daption capense at Nelson Island, Antarctica. Polar Biology 17: 469-472.

Weidinger, K. 1997. Variations in growth of Cape Petrel Daption capense chicks. Journal of Zoology, London 242: 193-207.

Weidinger, K.1998. Incubation and brooding rhythm of the Cape Petrel Daption capense at Nelson Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Ibis 140: 163-170.

Weidinger, K. 1998. Effect of predation by skuas on breeding success of the Cape Petrel Daption capense at Nelson Island, Antarctica. Polar Biology 20: 170-177.

Weidinger, K. & van Franeker, J. A. 1998. Applicability of external measurements to sexing of the Cape Petrel at within-pair, within-population and between-population scales. Journal of Zoology, London 245: 473-482.

Dandová, R., Weidinger, K. & Zavadil, V. 1998. Morphometric variation, sexual size dimorphism and character scaling in a marginal population of montandon s newt Triturus montandoni from The Czech Republic. Italian Journal of Zoology 65: 399-405.

Weidinger, K. 2000. Incubation mass loss in Cape Petrel Daption capense eggs. Folia Zoologica 49: 27-31.

Lumpe, P. & Weidinger, K. 2000. Distribution, status and breeding of birds at the northern ice-free areas of the Nelson Island, South Shetland Islands, 1990-1992. Marine Ornithology 28: 41-46.

Bureš, S. & Weidinger, K. 2000. Estimation of calcium intake in meadow pipit nestlings in an acidified area. Journal of Avian Biology 31: 426-429.

Pavel, V., Bureš, S., Weidinger, K & Kovařík, P. 2000. Distraction displays in Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) females in Central and Northern Europe. Ethology 106: 1007-1019.

Weidinger, K. 2000. The breeding performance of blackcap Sylvia atricapilla in two types of forest habitat. Ardea 88: 225-233.

Weidinger, K. 2001. Zimoviště netopýrů v oblasti Svitavské pahorkatiny. Vespertilio 5: 303-310.

Weidinger, K. 2001. Laying dates and clutch size of open-nesting passerines in the Czech Republic: a comparison of systematically and incidentally collected data. Bird Study 48: 38-47.

Bureš, S. & Weidinger, K. 2001. Do pipits use experimentally supplemented rich sources of calcium more often in an acidified area? Journal of Avian Biology 32: 194-198.

Weidinger, K. 2001. Does egg colour affect predation rate on open passerine nests? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49: 456-464.

Weidinger, K. 2001. How well do predation rates on artificial nests estimate predation on natural passerine nests? Ibis 143: 632-641.

Weidinger, K. 2002. Interactive effects of concealment, parental behaviour and predators on the survival of open passerine nests. Journal of Animal Ecology 71: 424-437.

Bureš, S. & Weidinger, K. 2003. Sources and timing of calcium intake during reproduction in flycatchers. Oecologia 442: 634-641. 

Weidinger, K. 2003. Hnízdní úspěšnost – co to je a jak se počítá. [Nest success – definition, estimate and analysis] Sylvia 39: 1-24.

Weidinger, K. 2004. Triple-brooding by the Blackcap. Biologia 59: 679-681.

Weidinger, K. 2004. Relative effects of nest size and nest site on the risk of predation in open nesting passerines. Journal of Avian Biology 35: 515-523.

Svobodová, M., Voříšek, P., Votýpka, J. & Weidinger, K. 2004. Heteroxenous Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) in the Populations of Their Final and Intermediate Hosts: European Buzzard and Small Mammals. Acta Protozoologica 43: 251-260.

Albrecht, T., Hořák, D., Kreisinger, J., Weidinger, K., Klvaňa, P. & Michot, T.C. 2006. Factors determining pochard nest predation along a wetland gradient in the Czech Republic. Journal of Wildlife Management 70: 784-791. 

Weidinger, K. 2006. Validating the use of temperature data loggers to measure survival of songbird nests. Journal of Field Ornithology 77: 357-364.

Weidinger, K. 2007. Handling of uncertain nest fates and variation in nest survival estimates. Journal of Ornithology 148: 207-213.  

Paclík, M. & Weidinger, K. 2007. Microclimate of tree cavities during winter nights – Implications for roost-site selection in birds. International Journal of Biometeorology 51: 287-293.

Baláž, M., Weidinger, K., Kocian, L. & Némethová, D. 2007. Effect of habitat on Blackcap, Sylvia atricapilla nest predation in the absence of corvid predators. Folia Zoologica 56: 177-185.

Weidinger, K., & Král, M. 2007. Climatic effects on arrival and laying dates in a long-distance migrant, the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis). Ibis 149: 836-847.

Weidinger, K. 2008. Nest monitoring does not increase nest predation in open-nesting songbirds: inference from continuous nest-survival data. Auk 125: 859-868.

Weidinger, K. 2008. Identification of nest predators: a sampling perspective. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 640-646.

Weidinger, K. 2008. Umístění hnízda, datum snůšky a velikost snůšky některých druhů pěvců ve východních Čechách. [Nest sites, laying dates and clutch size of some passerines in Eastern Bohemia] Panurus 17: 15-26.

Weidinger, K. 2009. Nest predators of woodland open-nesting songbirds in central Europe. Ibis 151: 352-360.

Paclík, M., Misík, J. & Weidinger, K. 2009. Nest predation and nest defence in European and North American woodpeckers (family Picidae): a review. Annales Zoologici Fennici 46: 361-379.

Lisovski, S., Pavel, V., Weidinger, K. & Peter, H.-U. 2009. First breeding record of the Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria palpetrata) for the maritime Antarctic. Polar Biology 32: 1811-1813.

Weidinger, K. & Kočvara, R. 2010. Repeatability of nest predation in passerines depends on predator species and time scale. Oikos 119: 138-146.

Weidinger, K. 2010. Foraging behaviour of nest predators at open-cup nests of
woodland passerines. Journal of Ornithology 151:729–735

Hušek, J., Weidinger, K., Adamík, P., Hlavatý, L., Holáň, V. & Sviečka, J. 2010. Analyzing large-scale temporal variability in passerine nest survival using sparse data: a case study on Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio. Acta Ornithologica 45:43-49.

Praus, L. & Weidinger, K. 2010. Predators and nest success of Sky Larks Alauda arvensis in large arable fields in the Czech Republic. Bird Study 57:525-530.

Koleček, J., Paclík, M., Weidinger, K. & Reif J. 2010. Početnost a druhové bohatství ptáků ve dvou lužních lesích střední Moravy - možnosti analýzy bodových sčítacích dat. [Bird abundance and species diversity in two lowland riverine forests of Central Moravia - possible analyses of point-count data]. Sylvia 46:71-85.