Variation in body condition of breeding Savi’s Warblers Locustella luscinioides: the reproductive stress and flight adaptation hypothesis revisited

@article{Neto2009VariationIB,
  title={Variation in body condition of breeding Savi’s Warblers Locustella luscinioides: the reproductive stress and flight adaptation hypothesis revisited},
  author={J{\'u}lio Manuel Neto and Andrew G Gosler},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2009},
  volume={151},
  pages={201-210}
}
Current theory suggests that mass change in adult birds while breeding may be adaptive (to reduce wing-loading during nestling feeding) or result from physiological stress. To test which might be more important in determining mass loss in breeding Savi’s Warblers (Locustella luscinioides), we used a new approach in which the variation in four indices of body condition was described: weight, fat score, muscle score and lean weight (i.e. excluding fat and muscle). We expected weight variations to… CONTINUE READING

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