Plasma corticosterone increases during migratory restlessness in the captive white-crowned sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelli

@article{Landys2004PlasmaCI,
  title={Plasma corticosterone increases during migratory restlessness in the captive white-crowned sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelli
},
  author={Mėta M. Landys and John C. Wingfield and Marilyn Ramenofsky},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={46},
  pages={574-581}
}
Plasma corticosterone increases during the period of spring migration in a variety of bird species. Long-distance migrants show elevations in corticosterone specifically in association with the stage of flight, suggesting that corticosterone may support flight-related processes, for example, locomotor activity and/or energy mobilization. The pattern of corticosterone secretion as it relates to migratory flight has hitherto not been clearly described in migrants that frequently interrupt flight… Expand
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