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Keywords: nestling
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (11): 2055–2062.
Published: 1 June 2013
... the consequences of roads on individuals and communities have been well described, the mechanisms through which roads affect birds remain largely unexplored. Here, we examine one mechanism through which roads could affect birds: traffic noise. We exposed nestling mountain white-crowned sparrows ( Zonotrichia...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (21): 3576–3582.
Published: 1 November 2009
... or with water to investigate the importance of the non-genetic component of melanin-based plumage colouration in the Eurasian kestrel, Falco tinnunculus . Methionine affects growth and immunity,thus we aimed to modify nestling growth and immunity before feather development. Then, we measured the effect...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (10): 1696–1703.
Published: 15 May 2008
... the latter explored the effects of artificially elevated corticosterone for 24 to 48 h on growth. Corticosterone altered both begging behavior and growth of white-crowned sparrow nestlings. It increased latency to beg immediately after the treatment and suppressed growth as early as 24 h after the patch...