WHAT DO DIFFERENT BILL MEASURES MEASURE AND WHAT IS THE BEST METHOD TO USE IN GRANIVOROUS BIRDS?

@inproceedings{Borras2000WHATDD,
  title={WHAT DO DIFFERENT BILL MEASURES MEASURE AND WHAT IS THE BEST METHOD TO USE IN GRANIVOROUS BIRDS?},
  author={A. Borras and J. Pascual and J. C. Senar},
  year={2000}
}
  • A. Borras, J. Pascual, J. C. Senar
  • Published 2000
  • Biology
  • Abstract Bill measurement is important in many feeding studies. Traditionally, two alternative bill measures have been proposed: bill length measured from the tip to skull (i.e., total culmen), mainly used in Europe, and bill length measured from the tip to the anterior edge of nostrils, used both in Europe and America. However, the correlation between both measures as well as the analysis of what they are in fact measuring have not been explored yet. The aim of this paper is to test in the… CONTINUE READING
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