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Is salt stress a problem for waders wintering on the Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania?

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posted on 2024-06-03, 13:59 authored by Marcel KlaassenMarcel Klaassen, BJ Ens
Knots Calidris canutus and sanderlings C. alba were used in cage experiments in which water and food consumption were measured under different salt regimes. Food consumption decreased and water consumption increased after changing the water provided from fresh to salt. Knots have the capability of adapting to salt water. Swallowing of adherent water with the prey, as well as evaporative cooling in heat stressed birds, might increase salt stress. -from Authors

History

Journal

Ardea

Volume

78

Pagination

67-74

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0373-2266

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

1990, BioOne

Issue

1-2

Publisher

BioOne