Estimating organ size in small migrating shorebirds with ultrasonography: An intercalibration exercise.

@article{Dietz1999EstimatingOS,
  title={Estimating organ size in small migrating shorebirds with ultrasonography: An intercalibration exercise.},
  author={Maurine W. Dietz and Anne Dekinga and Theunis Piersma and Sarah Verhulst},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={1999},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={28-37}
}
Organs, even of fully grown adult birds, mammals, and reptiles, may show substantial size changes in relation to specific performances. These changes are difficult to study, because measurements usually can only be obtained following the death of the animal. We explored the use of ultrasonographic imaging, a relatively simple noninvasive technique, to measure size of pectoral muscles and stomach in two small shorebird species (red knots Calidris canutus and golden plovers Pluvialis apricaria… CONTINUE READING

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