The energy economy of the arctic-breeding Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla): a review.

  title={The energy economy of the arctic-breeding Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla): a review.},
  author={Claus Bech and Ingveig Langseth and B\orge Moe and Marianne Fyhn and Geir Wing Gabrielsen},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  volume={133 3},
The present paper reviews recent studies on changes in body mass, body composition and rates of energy expenditure during the breeding season in the black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) on Svalbard (79 degrees N). The main characteristic of the energy budget is a pronounced decrease in body mass as well as basal metabolic rate (BMR) after the eggs have hatched. While most internal organs lose mass in direct proportion to the general decrease in body mass, the liver and kidney masses… CONTINUE READING


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