International Studies on Sparrows Owner/Publisher: University of Zielona Gora & INTECOL
Publishing house: Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Zielona Gora
ISSN: 1734-624X
Frequency: annualy

ICV (Index Copernicus Value): 5.81

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Volume list

2019 – ISS Volume 43 (PDF)

  1. Sławomir Chmielewski, Cezary Iwańczuk, Rafał Kuropieska, Marcin Łukaszewicz, Adrian Szafrański, Jacek Tabor, Robert Tęcza – Breeding population of the Rook corvus frugilegus in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains – current state and trends
  2. G. Gokulakrishnan, C. Sivaperuman and B. Laxmi Narayana – First records of leucistic House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) in the andaman and nicobar islands, india.
  3. Grzegorz Jędro, Magdalena Jędro, Unusual feeding behaviour of the House Sparrow Passer domesticus in Slowinski National Park, Poland.
  4. The Working group on urban sparrows.
  5. Instructions and information for authors

2018 – ISS Volume 42 (PDF)

  1. Paweł Czechowski, Michał Kurzaj, Leszek Jerzak – Selected breeding parameters of Jackdaw Corvus monedula in nesting boxes in Sulechów (Western Poland)
  2. Aleksandra Ledwoń, Maciej Szanser, Krzysztof Adamczyk, Piotr Szeleszczuk – A case of beak injuries in chicks of the Raza Española Canary caused by a parent during rearing 13
  3. Samson Arockianathan Delip Clinton, Balasundaram Ramakrishnan, Arockianathan Samson, Sivaraj Karthick, Prabakaran Girikaran& Ravi Deepan – First record of a melanistic House Sparrow Passer domesticus in India
  4. Instructions and information for authors

2017 – ISS Volume 41 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. Sławomir Chmielewski, Andrzej Dombrowski, Piotr Jabłoński, Marcin Łukaszewicz, Łukasz Nicewicz, Łukasz Trębicki, Piotr Pagórski, Jacek Tabor – Breeding population of the Rook Corvus frugilegus in the Mazovian Lowland: current status and changes
  3. Ewa Burda – Population dynamics of the Magpie Pica pica in Zielona Góra
  4. Ariyappan Jayaraman, Balasundaram Ramakrishnan, Arockianathan Samson A. – Utilization of artificial nest boxes by House Sparrow Passer domesticus in urban areas of Udhagamandalam, the Nilgiris, India.
  5. Arockianathan Samson, Balasundaram Ramakrishna, Selvaraj Manigandan – House Sparrows Passer domesticus breeding in nests of the Redrumped Swallow Hirundo daurica.
  6. Instructions and information for authors

2016 – ISS Volume 40 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. Mariusz Kasprzak, Mateusz Ciepliński, Aleksandra Steliga, Tomasz Hetmański, Piotr Kamiński, Monika Grandtke, Andżelina Łopińska – Influence of crowding on body mass, serum total protein and aminotransferase (ALT, AST) concentration and activity in the feral pigeon Columba livia f. urbana
  3. Jan Havlíček, Jenny De Laet – The Working Group On Urban Sparrows – 5th International Meeting: České Budějovice 2016 (3­4 November)
  4. Instructions and information for authors

2015 – ISS Volume 39 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. Piotr Kamiński, Leszek Jerzak, Joerg Boehner – Nestling development of Jackdaws Corvus monedula in agricultural landscape
  3. Peter Mikula, Radek K. Lučan – Observation of an unusual nesting association between Spanish Sparrows Passer hispaniolensis and Lesser Grey Shrikes Lanius minor
  4. Sławomir Chmielewski – Observations of Jackdaws Corvus monedula robbing nests
  5. Helen Baker – The history of the Tree Sparrow in Japan by Fumio Taguchi
  6. Maciej Luniak – „The history of the Tree Sparrow in Japan” by Fumio Taguchi, 2015, self published by the author
  7. Instructions and information for authors

2014 – ISS Volume 38 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. Jasmina Mužinić, Dragica Purger, Jenő J. Purger – Population size and nest site selection of the Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis in the region of the river Krka (Croatia)
  3. Dorota Zawadzka, Grzegorz Zawadzki – Synanthropisation and synurbisation of Raven Corvus corax in Poland: a review.
  4. Zbigniew Kwieciński, Paulina Pawlak and Katarzyna Przybylska – Licking of pine sap by Greennches Carduelis chloris and Goldnches Carduelis carduelis.
  5. Grzegorz Kopij – The status of Sparrows in Lesotho, Southern Africa.
  6. Damian Markulak – Nestling of House Sparrow Passer domesticus in nest boxes in Zielona Góra – preliminary report.
  7. Krzysztof Karolewski, Marcin Bocheński, Olaf Ciebiera, Damian Markulak, Leszek Jerzak – New Year’s Eve reworks impact on the number of Magpies on the roosting place.
  8. Vladimir Payevsky, Nikita Chernetsov – In memoriam: Victor R. Dolnik, 1938-2013.
  9. Instructions and information for authors

Dr. J. Boehner (Berlin, Germany)
Dr. M. Hromada (Presov, Slovakia)
Dr. P. Indykiewicz (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Prof. B. Kavanagh (Dublin, Ireland)
Dr. T. Sparks (Camebridge, UK)
Prof. Ch. Trost (Poccatelo, U.S.A.)
Dr. F. Morelli (Paris, France)


2013 – ISS Volume 37 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. Ian Stewart, Daniel P. Wetzel and David F. Westneat – Fitness measures in female House Sparrows: no correlation with the expression of two plumage ornaments
  3. Paulo A.M. Marques – Ambient temperature and nest temperature variation in enclosed nests (Spanish sparrow) and open-cup nests (Iberian azure-winged magpie)
  4. Piotr Zduniak, Paweł Czechowski – Carrion Crow Corvus corone breeding in Lubuskie Province, W Poland
  5. Grzegorz Kopij – Nesting sites of the Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus in Maloti/Drakensber, Southern Africa
  6. Paweł Czechowski, Marcin Bocheński, Olaf Ciebiera – Decline of Jackdaws Corvus monedula in the city of Zielona Góra
  7. Review
  8. Instructions and information for authors

2012 – ISS Volume 36 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. Ludwik Tomiałojć – Changes in the tree sparrow Passer montanus populations from urban parks
  3. Andrzej Węgrzynowicz – The use of nest-boxes by two species of Sparrows passer domesticus and P.montanus with opposite trends of abundance – the study in Warsaw
  4. Hein van Grouw – What colour is that Sparrow? A case study – colour aberrations in the House Sparrow Passer domesticus
  5. Andrzej Węgrzynowicz – Importance of nest sites availability for abundance and changes in number of House- and Tree Sparrow in Warsaw
  6. Jerzy Bańbura, Mirosława Bańbura – Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus and Great Tits Parus major as urban habitat breeders
  7. Adam Zbyryt, Michał Polakowski – The breeding population of Rock Corvus frugilegus in major cities of Podlaskie voivodship (NE Poland)
  8. Leszek Jerzak, Olaf Ciebiera, Joerg Boehner – Seasonal changes in group size and foraging activity in an urban population of Magpies (Pica pica)
  9. Adam Zbyryt, Anna Suchowolec, Rafał Siuchno – Species composition of birds colliding with noise barriers in Białystok (north-eastern Poland)
  10. Karolina Chosińska, Leszek Duduś, Zbigniew Jakubiec – Supplemental feedinf of birds in human settlements of western Poland
  11. Jenny De Laet, Jackqueline Weir, Will Peach: Meeting on the decline of the urban House Sparrow Passer domesticus: Newcastele 10-11 March 2011
  12. Leszek Jerzak, Marcin Bocheński, Olaf Ciebiera – The scientific conference “Birds of the cities”: Zielona Góra, Poland, 14-16 September 2012
  13. Instructions and information for authors.

2011 – ISS Volume 35 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. Ian R.K. Stewart, David F. Westneat – Production of melanin-based plumage traits in male House Sparrows: no effect of Dietary copper
  3. Johannes Erritzoe – What a sparrow bib can reveal
  4. Grzegorz Kopij – Nesting sites of sympatrically breeding weavers: Ploceus capensis and P. velatus in mountain grasslands of southern Africa
  5. Christopher Paul Bell – Misapplied Ecology: Investigations of population decline in the House Sparrow
  6. 8th Conference of the European Ornithologists’ Union, 27-30 August 2011, Riga
  7. Instructions and information for authors.

2010 – ISS Volume 34 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. In Memoriam of Frantisek Turcek
  3. Frantisek Turcek – Granivourous birds in ecosystems
  4. Michael P. Lombardo, Patric A. Thorpe and Sheila Colpetzer – Social environment beak color in captive male House Sparrows (Passer domesticus)
  5. Ferenc Monus and Zoltan Barta – Seasonality and sociality in Tree sparrows Passer montanus
  6. Johannes Erritzoe – Tree Sparrows foraging elm seeds for more than a month
  7. Pawel Szymanski – Nesting of tree sparrow Passer montanus in the nest of common buzzard Buteo buteo

2009 – ISS Volume 33 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. Michael P. Lombardo and Patrick A. Thorpe – Captivity affects sperm production, testes size, and beak color in House Sparrows (Passer domesticus)
  3. Jenny De Laet, Denis Summers-Smith and John Mallord – Meeting on the decline of the urban House Sparrow Passer domesticus: Newcastle 2009 (24-25 Feb)
  4. Marco Dinetti – Conference on Sparrows 20-th March 2009, Pisa, Italy
  5. C.J.Heij, C.W.Moeliker un S.Visser – Der Einfluss vom Winter 1978/1979 auf verschiedene Haussperlings-Populationen

2007 – ISS Volume 32 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. Jan Pinowski – History of the Working Group on Granivorous Birds Productivity Terrestrial Section of the International Biological Programme (later International Association of Ecology)
  3. Joerg Boehner, Klaus Witt – Distribution, abundance and dynamics of the House Sparrow Passer domesticus in Berlin: a review
  4. Paweł Czechowski – Nesting of Tree Sparrow Passer montanus in the nest of Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
  5. Marcin Tobolka – Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus attacks Sparrows Passer sp. roosting in White Stork nests

2005 – ISS Volume 30 (PDF)

  1. Preface
  2. Andrei A. Bokotey, Igor M. Gorban – Numbers, distribution, ecology of and the House Sparrow in Lvov (Ukraine)
  3. J. Denis Summers-Smith – Changes in the House Sparrow population in Britain
  4. Marcin Bocheński – Nesting of the sparrows Passer spp. in the White Stork Ciconia ciconia nests in a stork colony in Kłopot (W Poland)