The ecological costs of avian fat storage.

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Avian fat storage is associated with both benefits and costs. Although the benefits of maintaining higher energetic reserves have long been considered, the associated costs have received far less attention. Spatial and temporal patterns of fat storage, together with experimental data, indicate that birds are capable of actively regulating their energetic… (More)

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@article{Witter1993TheEC, title={The ecological costs of avian fat storage.}, author={Mark S. Witter and Innes C Cuthill}, journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences}, year={1993}, volume={340 1291}, pages={73-92} }