Growth-rate associated changes in the energy-requirements of tern chicks

Klaassen, Marcel, Zwaan, Bas, Heslenfeld, Peter, Lucas, Paul and Luijckx, Bart 1992, Growth-rate associated changes in the energy-requirements of tern chicks, Ardea, vol. 80, no. 1, pp. 19-28.

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Title Growth-rate associated changes in the energy-requirements of tern chicks
Author(s) Klaassen, MarcelORCID iD for Klaassen, Marcel
Zwaan, Bas
Heslenfeld, Peter
Lucas, Paul
Luijckx, Bart
Journal name Ardea
Volume number 80
Issue number 1
Start page 19
End page 28
Total pages 10
Publisher BioOne
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 1992-01
ISSN 0373-2266
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Summary To obtain infonnation on the energetic implications of intraspecific growth rate differences we measured the energy requirement for development in chicks of Common Tern Sterna hirundo and Sandwich Tern S. sandvicensis under laboratory conditions. Both maximum ( and total gross energy intake for development (kJ during prefledging period) increased with growth rate and were reduced by almost 40% and 25%, respectively, in the slowest compared to the fastest growing individuals in each of the two species. These results imply that the range of food availability within which a chick can grow to adulthood, is wider than hitherto believed. However, one should bear in mind that slow growth also may result in higher nestling and postfledging mortality.
Language eng
Field of Research 060603 Animal Physiology - Systems
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©1992, BioOne
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