Growth and its relationship to fledging success of African black oystercatcher Haematopus moquini chicks.

@article{Tjrve2009GrowthAI,
  title={Growth and its relationship to fledging success of African black oystercatcher Haematopus moquini chicks.},
  author={K. M. C. Tj{\o}rve and L. G. Underhill},
  journal={Zoology},
  year={2009},
  volume={112 1},
  pages={
          27-37
        }
}
  • K. M. C. Tjørve, L. G. Underhill
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zoology
  • We investigated the growth of African black oystercatcher Haematopus moquini chicks on Robben Island, South Africa, over three austral summers, 2001-2004. Using a robust regression analysis to determine the growth parameters of chicks of known and unknown age we found that oystercatchers from our study population had a Gompertz growth rate coefficient that was 2% less than predicted for body mass based on the equation for waders. Leg growth lagged initially, then increased and slowed again as… CONTINUE READING
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