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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (19): jeb242988.
Published: 06 October 2021
...Amanda M. Palecek; Megan V. Novak; Richard W. Blob ABSTRACT Wading behaviours, in which an animal walks while partially submerged in water, are present in a variety of taxa including amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. Despite the ubiquity of wading behaviours, few data are available...
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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (4): jeb235929.
Published: 24 February 2021
...-solving skills, and thus their ability to survive in a rapidly changing world. Bird Brain development Essential fatty acid Docosahexaenoic acid Eicosapentaenoic acid Aquatic ecosystem Obtaining omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFAs) during development is critical...
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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (1): jeb231290.
Published: 06 January 2021
... received less attention. In birds, asynchronous hatching creates challenging developmental conditions for the last-hatched chicks, but differential allocation in last-laid eggs might help to compensate this initial handicap. The relative importance and potential interaction between pre- and post-hatching...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (23): jeb232496.
Published: 15 December 2020
...-1/ Highlighted Article: Antagonistic effects of maternal antibodies and egg testosterone modulate offspring telomere length over growth in zebra finch fledglings. Maternal effects Egg Growth Maternal antibodies Testosterone Telomere Bird Maternal effects on TL are part...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (19): jeb228205.
Published: 08 October 2020
...Tatiana S. Filatova; Denis V. Abramochkin; Holly A. Shiels ABSTRACT Birds occupy a unique position in the evolution of cardiac design. Their hearts are capable of cardiac performance on par with, or exceeding that of mammals, and yet the structure of their cardiomyocytes resembles those of reptiles...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (3): jeb214809.
Published: 10 February 2020
... aerodynamics; if they act in the same plane, lift from the tail might compensate for lift lost over the fuselage (body), reducing induced drag with a more even downwash profile. However, textbook aeronautical principles should be applied with caution because birds have highly capable sensing and active control...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (20): jeb204719.
Published: 15 October 2019
... ; tdwillia@sfu.ca ) Competing interests The authors declare no competing or financial interests. 5 4 2019 16 9 2019 © 2019. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2019 http://www.biologists.com/user-licence-1-1/ Summary: Physiological maturation in birds, prior...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (12): jeb199232.
Published: 17 June 2019
... for a given species and its usefulness – relative to other localization cues – has been a powerful selective force in the evolution of the neural circuits involved. Birds and other non-mammals have internally coupled middle ears working as pressure-difference receivers that may significantly enhance ITDs...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (10): jeb202879.
Published: 16 May 2019
... but data for birds remain scarce. We tested the hypothesis that colonization of germ-free chicks from a quail line selected for a high emotional reactivity (E+) with GM from a line with low emotional reactivity (E−) would reduce their emotional behaviour in comparison with germ-free chicks from an E+ line...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (7): jeb197640.
Published: 01 April 2019
... with computer modelling reveal that close clustering of cSR along the Z-line is vital for rapid propagation of the Ca 2+ signal, enabling strong, fast contractions of the avian heart. Bird Chicken Computational model Calcium diffusion Electron tomography Peripheral coupling The four...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (4): jeb196188.
Published: 27 February 2019
...-0247 Cherel , Y. , Robin , J. P. and Le Maho , Y. ( 1988 ). Physiology and biochemistry of long-term fasting in birds . Can. J. Zool.   66 , 159 - 166 . 10.1139/z88-022 Dumas , J. F. , Roussel , D. , Simard , G. , Douay , O. , Foussard , F...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (20): jeb163089.
Published: 22 October 2018
... technologies making navigational experiments on long-distance migratory and other wild birds much more accessible; the almost complete loss of the historically dominant, large-scale pigeon loft/research facilities; and prohibitive university per diem costs as well as animal care and use restrictions...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (19): jeb168831.
Published: 11 October 2018
...Glenna T. Clifton; Andrew A. Biewener ABSTRACT Loons (Gaviiformes) are arguably one of the most successful groups of swimming birds. As specialist foot-propelled swimmers, loons are capable of diving up to 70 m, remaining underwater for several minutes, and capturing fish. Despite the swimming...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (18): jeb185058.
Published: 27 September 2018
...Heather E. Watts; Daniela Jimenez; Veronica Pacheco; Tauras P. Vilgalys ABSTRACT Temperature-correlated shifts in reproductive timing are now well documented in numerous bird species. However, whether temperature directly influences reproductive timing or whether its effects are mediated...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (11): jeb176438.
Published: 07 June 2018
...Alex M. Champagne; Victoria A. Pigg; Heather C. Allen; Joseph B. Williams ABSTRACT To survive high temperatures in a terrestrial environment, animals must effectively balance evaporative heat loss and water conservation. In passerine birds, cutaneous water loss (CWL) is the primary avenue of water...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (10): jeb152538.
Published: 22 May 2018
...Monica A. Daley; Aleksandra Birn-Jeffery ABSTRACT Birds provide an interesting opportunity to study the relationships between body size, limb morphology and bipedal locomotor function. Birds are ecologically diverse and span a large range of body size and limb proportions, yet all use...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (3): 437–444.
Published: 01 February 2017
... by stimulus size. We wish to thank Mary Li, Lauren Smail, Michelle Marin and Gregor Daly for their help in training the birds and running the experiment and Lisa Wilberforce for maintenance of the bird colony. Funding This work was funded by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (7): 920–932.
Published: 01 April 2016
... mechanisms have been identified for insect flight. Among these is the leading edge vortex, which is a convergent solution to avoid stall for insects, bats and birds. The roles of the other mechanisms – added mass, clap and fling, rotational circulation and wing–wake interactions – have not yet been...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (19): 3010–3022.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Joanne C. Gordon; Jeffery W. Rankin; Monica A. Daley ABSTRACT Locomotor control mechanisms must flexibly adapt to both anticipated and unexpected terrain changes to maintain movement and avoid a fall. Recent studies revealed that ground birds alter movement in advance of overground obstacles...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (16): 2651–2657.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Luke P. Tyrrell; Shannon R. Butler; Esteban Fernández-Juricic ABSTRACT Many bird species are capable of large saccadic eye movements that can result in substantial shifts in gaze direction and complex changes to their visual field orientation. In the absence of visual stimuli, birds make...