Fuel Deposition Rates in Migrating Birds: Causes, Constraints and Consequences

  • Åke Lindström
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Abstract

Most, if not all, migrants deposit fuel before they fly. Some migrants can more than double their mass from fuelling (Piersma and Gill 1998), whereas others, like the white stork, Ciconia cconia, put on small amounts and stop for feeding every day (Berthold et al. 2001).

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Migration Europe Assimilation Alba Willow 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Åke Lindström
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  1. 1.Department of Animal EcologyLund University, Ecology BuildingLundSweden
  2. 2.Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)Den Burg, TexelThe Netherlands

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