Chick growth rates in Charadriiformes: comparative analyses of breeding climate, development mode and parental care

@article{Tjrve2009ChickGR,
  title={Chick growth rates in Charadriiformes: comparative analyses of breeding climate, development mode and parental care},
  author={K. M. C. Tj{\o}rve and G. E. Garc{\'i}a-Pe{\~n}a and T. Sz{\'e}kely},
  journal={Journal of Avian Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={40},
  pages={553-558}
}
  • K. M. C. Tjørve, G. E. García-Peña, T. Székely
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Journal of Avian Biology
  • The rate at which a young bird grows is highly diverse across taxa. We investigated the influences of ecological variables on growth rates of shorebirds, gulls and their allies (order Charadriiformes) using comparative analyses of 68 species. We investigated three hypotheses: (1) exposure to cold temperatures results in reduced growth rate due to the increased energy expenditure required for thermoregulation, (2) fast growth rates allow offspring to complete development in habitats with short… CONTINUE READING
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