A feeding experiment on migratory fuelling in whitethroats, Sylvia communis

@article{Fransson1998AFE,
  title={A feeding experiment on migratory fuelling in whitethroats, Sylvia communis},
  author={Fransson},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1998},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={153-62}
}
  • Fransson
  • Published 1998 in Animal behaviour
The influence of food abundance on whitethroats' behaviour when preparing for autumn migration was investigated in a feeding experiment on the island of Gotland in the Baltic. Whitethroats attracted to a feeding site during post-juvenile moult attained a stable body mass 1.4 g higher than birds in natural conditions. This fuel load is well below the maximum that whitethroats could deposit. After maintaining stable body mass during moult, the whitethroats started to gain mass and thereafter soon… CONTINUE READING
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