Energetics of growth in semi-precocial shorebird chicks in a warm environment: the African black oystercatcher, Haematopus moquini.

@article{Tjrve2007EnergeticsOG,
  title={Energetics of growth in semi-precocial shorebird chicks in a warm environment: the African black oystercatcher, Haematopus moquini.},
  author={K. M. C. Tj{\o}rve and L. Underhill and G. Visser},
  journal={Zoology},
  year={2007},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={
          176-88
        }
}
  • K. M. C. Tjørve, L. Underhill, G. Visser
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zoology
  • We studied prefledging growth, energy expenditure and time budgets of African Black Oystercatcher, Haematopus moquini, chicks on Robben Island, Western Cape, South Africa. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of parental feeding on the growth and energetics of semi-precocial shorebird chicks. Chicks reached mean fledging mass, 463 g, in 40 days. The growth rate coefficient of African Black Oystercatcher chicks was 2% below the predicted value for a shorebird species of their body… CONTINUE READING
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