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Title: The effect of egg size on growth and survival of the tree sparrow Passer montanus nestlings

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 39, no. 2 ; Wpływ wielkości jaja (objętości, szerokości i długości) na wzrost i rozwój piskląt mazurka ; Egg size and nestling growth in tree sparrow

Contributor:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Museum & Institute of Zoology

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 132-134 ; P. [121]-135 : il. ; 27 cm ; Abstract. pol.

Abstract:

The paper analyses the effect of egg dimensions (volume, breadth, and length) on the growth and development of Tree Sparrow nestlings on successive days of life. Egg size did not influence nestling mortality. It was found that for most days of nestling life, the mean volume and breadth of eggs were positively correlated with the mean mass of nestlings in the nest. Similarly, the deviation of the volume and breadth of a particular egg from the mean egg volume and breadth in the clutch was positively correlated with the deviation of nestling mass from the mean nestling mass in the nest. Nestling growth and development in terms of asymptotic mass (g), maximum growth rate (g/day), tarsus length, and longest remex length were also positively correlated with egg size. The effect of egg size was particularly pronounced in the period of termination of intensive growth rate, development of thermoregulation, and feather development. It is possible that larger eggs contain more microelements, hormones, antioxidants, and vitamins.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

39

Issue:

2

Start page:

121

End page:

136

Format:

text/xml

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:55518 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:55518 ; click here to follow the link

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.257-39-2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.4568-39-2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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