Body size affects individual winter foraging strategies of thick-billed murres in the Bering Sea.

  title={Body size affects individual winter foraging strategies of thick-billed murres in the Bering Sea.},
  author={Rachael A Orben and Rosana Paredes and Daniel D. Roby and David B. Irons and Scott A Shaffer},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  volume={84 6},
Foraging and migration often require different energetic and movement strategies. Though not readily apparent, constraints during one phase might influence the foraging strategies observed in another. For marine birds that fly and dive, body size constraints likely present a trade-off between foraging ability and migration as smaller bodies reduce flight costs, whereas larger bodies are advantageous for diving deeper. This study examines individual wintering strategies of deep diving thick… CONTINUE READING
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