Sex‐specific growth in chicks of the sexually dimorphic Black‐tailed Godwit

@article{Loonstra2018SexspecificGI,
  title={Sex‐specific growth in chicks of the sexually dimorphic Black‐tailed Godwit},
  author={A. H. Jelle Loonstra and Mo A. Verhoeven and Theunis Piersma},
  journal={Ibis},
  year={2018},
  volume={160},
  pages={89-100}
}
Sexual size dimorphism (SSD) is common in birds and has been linked to various selective forces. Nevertheless, the question of how and when the sexes start to differentiate from each other is poorly studied. This is a critical knowledge gap, as sex differences in growth may cause different responses to similar ecological conditions. In this study, we describe the sex-specific growth - based on body mass and five morphometric measurements - of 56 captive Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa limosa… 

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