Great Knot determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Scolopacidae | [latin] Calidris tenuirostris | [UK] Great Knot | [FR] Bécasseau de l'Anadyr | [DE] Grosser Knutt | [ES] Correlimos Grande | [IT] Piovanello beccosottile | [NL] Grote Kanoet


Empirical evidence for differential organ reductions during trans-oceanic bird flight
Author(s): Phil F. Battley, Theunis Piersma, Maurine W. Dietz, Sixian Tang, Anne Dekinga and Kees Hulsman
Abstract: Since the early 1960s it has been held that migrating birds deposit and use only fat as fuel during migratory flight, with the non-fat portion of the body remaining homeostatic. Recent evidence from ˘eld studies has shown large changes in organ sizes..[more]..
Source: Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B (2000) 267, 191-195
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