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Wing and primary growth of the Wandering Albatross

Berrow, S. D.; Huin, N.; Humpidge, R.; Murray, A.W.A.; Prince, P.A.. 1999 Wing and primary growth of the Wandering Albatross. The Condor, 101 (2). 360-368.

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Abstract/Summary

We investigated the relationship between body mass and the rate and pattern of feather growth of the four outermost primaries of Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) chicks. Maximum growth rates were similar (4.5 mm day-1) for all feathers and between sexes, although primaries of males were significantly longer than those of females.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
Additional Keywords: Diomedea exulans, growth rates, primaries, Wandering Albatross, wing growth
Date made live: 20 Aug 2013 13:40 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/503020

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