Sex-Related Mortality of White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) Nestlings During a Starvation Event

@inproceedings{Adams2009SexRelatedMO,
  title={Sex-Related Mortality of White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) Nestlings During a Starvation Event},
  author={Evan M. Adams and Peter C. Frederick},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract During a time of food stress, we observed sex-biased mortality during the nestling stage in a sexually size dimorphic species of wading bird, the White Ibis (Eudocimus albus). Over four days spread out over a week, we captured a total of 180 25–32 d old White Ibis nestlings from a colony of several thousand breeding pairs. On sequential capture dates we caught significantly fewer females than males. Through this time period male nestlings had higher body condition indices (mass/tarsus… 

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