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Variation of adult Great Tit Parus major body condition and blood parameters in relation to sex, age, year and season

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In recent years, an increasing number of studies have focused on the ranges of variation of health related biochemical and haematological parameters in wildlife, but information is still scarce for enzymatic activities which can be extremely important in detecting potential responses to environmental change. In a Great Tit (Parus major) population, we describe the variation in relation to age, sex, season and year of: (1) morphological: body condition index, fat and muscle, (2) haematological...

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10.1007/s10336-009-0387-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY
Volume:
150
Issue:
3
Pages:
651-660
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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EISSN:
1439-0361
ISSN:
0021-8375
URN:
uuid:a1906306-a99d-4efa-9200-7afd5db65db3
Source identifiers:
204477
Local pid:
pubs:204477

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