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Metabolism during flight in the laughing gull , Larus atrida

  title={Metabolism during flight in the laughing gull , Larus atrida},
  author={V. Tucker},
TUCKER, VANCE A. Metabolism during flight in the laughing gull, Lams atricilla. Am. J. Physiol. 222(2): 237-245. 1972.-The mean metabolic rates of two laughing gulls (mean body mass, 0.30 kg) flying in a wind tunnel were between 23 and 38 w/kg0*325 depending on flight speed and angle of flight. A change in the intensity of air turbulence in the tunnel from 0.88 to 1 .44y0 had little effect on the mean metabolic rate in flight. The drag of the mask and tube carried by the gulls increased… Expand

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