Composition of Blue-winged Teal Eggs in Relation to Egg Size , Clutch Size , and the Timing of Laying

@inproceedings{2001CompositionOB,
  title={Composition of Blue-winged Teal Eggs in Relation to Egg Size , Clutch Size , and the Timing of Laying},
  author={},
  year={2001}
}
  • Published 2001
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) eggs from 172 nests were analyzed to determine how organic composition was affected by clutch size, laying sequence, nest attempt, laying date, and egg size. On average, eggs weighed 28.1 g and were 46% yolk and 44% albumen. Eggs contained 3.6 g lipid and 3.2 g protein almost equally distributed between yolk and albumen. Yolk increased a disproportionate amount and the proportion of albumen tended to decrease with increased egg mass. Consequently, large eggs… CONTINUE READING