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Title: Factors influencing the growth of the little auk, Plautus alle (L.), nestlings on Spitsbergen

Creator:

Stempniewicz, Lech

Date issued/created:

1980

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Growth of the little auk nestling

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Ekologii

Publisher:

Polish Scientific Publishers

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Pages 557-581 : illustrations ; 24 cm ; Bibliographical references (pages 579-581) ; Abstract in Polish

Abstract:

The growth rate of the nestlings of the little auk is the highest among Alcidae (K = 0.256, t10-90 = 17.2 days). The peak weight represents 77.3%, and the fledging weight 67.3% of the weight of adult birds. The high growth rate, short nesting period and relatively small body size at fledging are the expression of an evolutional tendency of the nestlings of the little auk to precocity which is a form of adaptation of the species to reproduction in high-arctic conditions. The prefledging body-weight fall improves the locomotory capability and physiological efficiency of juvenile birds leaving a breeding colony. Egg size, related to the body size of parent birds, has a significant influence on the growth and development of the nestlings. In the period that precedes the leaving of the nest a tendency is seen towards a uniform body size of the nestlings through changes in the length of the nesting period, and the magnitude of the prefledging body-weight decrease.

Relation:

Ekologia Polska

Volume:

28

Issue:

4

Start page:

557

End page:

581

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:77319 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:77319 ; ISSN 0420-9036

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.2840

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

pol

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

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

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.

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Last modified:

Dec 16, 2019

In our library since:

Aug 5, 2019

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5

All available object's versions:

https://rcin.org.pl/publication/89023

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