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Title: Skeletal injuries of passerines caused by road traffic

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 40, no. 1 ; Uszkodzenia układu kostnego ptaków wróblowych zabitych przez samochody ; Skeletal injuries of road-killed birds

Contributor:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Museum & Institute of Zoology

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 18-19 ; P. [15]-19 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract. pol.

Abstract:

Radiographic examination of 36 birds (18 species) killed on roads revealed bone injuries in 17 (47%) cases. There were 30 different kinds of injuries to the skeletal system. In 29 cases these fractures concerned the long bones of the wings (n = 15) and the lower extremities (n = 14). One bird had a dislocated spinal column. Wing fractures affected the humerus (n = 6), radius (n = 6) and ulna (n = 3), while leg fractures of legs affected the femur (n = 5), tibiotarsus (n = 8) and tarsometatarsus (n = 1). No relationship was found between the body weight and the location and number of bone injuries. In our opinion, the nature and type of skeletal injuries suggest that they were not the direct cause of death.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

40

Issue:

1

Start page:

15

End page:

19

Format:

text/xml

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:55527

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.257, Vol. 40, No 1 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. patrz sygn. czas. P.4568, Vol. 40, No 1 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

pol ; 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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