Comparative study of the mechanical properties, micro-structure, and composition of the cranial and beak bones of the great spotted woodpecker and the lark bird

@article{Wang2011ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of the mechanical properties, micro-structure, and composition of the cranial and beak bones of the great spotted woodpecker and the lark bird},
  author={Lizhen Wang and Hongquan Zhang and Y. Fan},
  journal={Science China Life Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={54},
  pages={1036-1041}
}
Woodpeckers are well able to resist head injury during repeated high speed impacts at 6–7 m s−1 with decelerations up to 1000 g. This study was designed to compare the mechanical properties, microstructures and compositions of cranial bone and beak bone of great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) and the Mongolian sky lark (Melanocorypha mongolica). Microstructures were observed using micro-computed tomography and scanning electron microscopy and their compositions were characterized by X… Expand
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