Flight Morphology , Energetic Condition , and the Stopover Biology of Migrating Thrushes

@inproceedings{Yong2003FlightM,
  title={Flight Morphology , Energetic Condition , and the Stopover Biology of Migrating Thrushes},
  author={Wang Xi Yong and Frank J. Gunn Moore},
  year={2003}
}
--Flight morphology affects aerodynamic performance and the energetic demand for migration. We investigated the relationship between flight morphology and energetic condition of Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Veery (Catharus fuscescens), Swainson's Thrush (C. ustulatus), and Gray-cheeked Thrush (C. minimus) during migration and the consequences for stopover behavior following spring trans-Gulf passage. Differences in morphological variables were found among Catharus thrushes, and between… CONTINUE READING
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