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Keywords: Anas platyrhynchos
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (14): 2632–2640.
Published: 15 July 2013
... that females deposit into egg yolks – during three different developmental time points affected adult immunological and reproductive traits in female mallard ducks ( Anas platyrhynchos ). In males and females of other avian species, carotenoid access during development affects carotenoid assimilation ability...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (13): 2157–2163.
Published: 1 July 2011
... area for water adhesion, suggesting a potential trade-off between colour and hydrophobicity. Using light microscopy, spectrometry, contact angle goniometry and self-cleaning experiments, we show that iridescent feathers of mallards, Anas platyrhynchos , are less hydrophobic than adjacent non-iridescent...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (26): 4551–4557.
Published: 15 December 2004
..., such as the amount of heat lost to air vs water during surface swimming. To partition heat loss to air and water, we measured the body temperature, metabolism and thermal conductance of 2–3-day-old mallard ducklings ( Anas platyrhynchos ) swimming under different combinations of air and water temperature. Ventral...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (18): 3273–3284.
Published: 15 September 2003
... in mallards Anas platyrhynchos , the most freshwater species. Following saline acclimation,mallards could excrete all the infused Na + by a combined Na + excretion of the kidneys and salt glands. Canvasbacks Aythya valisineria , despite being more saline tolerant than mallards,are unable to excrete all...
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J Exp Biol (1986) 121 (1): 227–238.
Published: 1 March 1986
... before a dive, but was virtually eliminated by local anaesthesia of the narial region. In contrast, in a dabbling duck (Anas platyrhynchos) bradycardia in short dives was eliminated by breathing oxygen before a dive. In unrestrained diving, on a man-made pond, heart rate in redheads diving voluntarily (y...