Egg-size variation and reproductive success in the herring gull Larus argentatus: Adaptive or constrained size of the last egg?
1996 (English)In: IBIS, ISSN 0019-1019, Vol. 138, no 2, 212-217 p.Article in journal (Other scientific) Published
Herring Gull Larus argentatus eggs from a study colony in the Baltic showed a slight but significant variation in egg size within the laying sequence. Last-laid eggs were only about 5% smaller by volume than first eggs. There was no significant difference
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS UNION , 1996. Vol. 138, no 2, 212-217 p.
BLACK-BACKED GULLS; CLUTCH SIZE; 3RD-CHICK DISADVANTAGE; BREEDING BIOLOGY; CHICK MORTALITY; BODY CONDITION; REDUCTION; FOOD; PROXIMATE; COLONY
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-84341OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-84341DiVA: diva2:112249
Addresses: Kilpi M, HELSINKI UNIV, DEPT SYSTEMAT & ECOL, PB 17, SF-00014 HELSINKI, FINLAND. DEPT ZOOL, S-75236 UPPSALA, SWEDEN.2008-10-172008-10-172011-01-15