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From an egg to a fledgling : A perspective on shorebird breeding ecology and chick energetics

  title={From an egg to a fledgling : A perspective on shorebird breeding ecology and chick energetics},
  author={Kathleen M.C. Tj{\o}rve},
Shorebirds form a diverse group of bird species exhibiting a variety growth rates, reproduction strategies and behaviours which enable them to survive in the different environments in which they live and breed. This variation makes this group of species an ideal subject to study latitudinal adaptations. During each life stage shorebirds are subject to selective pressures from these different environments. Adaptations to survive in these environments are not limited to specialised egg structure… 

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