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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (6): 1058–1063.
Published: 15 March 2006
... assimilation efficiency and gut transit time, but not after controlling for the effect of body mass. We fed a diet of equicaloric solutions of sucrose and a 1:1 mixture of glucose and fructose (hexose mixture) solutions to Palestine sunbirds( Nectarinia osea ). When fed sucrose solutions, males had longer...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (22): 3959–3968.
Published: 15 October 2004
... technique was used to measure the energy cost of short flights in the nectarivorous Palestine sunbird Nectarinia osea (mean mass 6.17±0.16 g, N =8)and the non-nectarivorous starling Sturnus vulgaris (mean mass 70.11±1.11 g, N =9). The technique was initially calibrated in five individuals for each species...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (19): 3391–3398.
Published: 1 September 2004
... in the gastrointestinal tract of Palestine sunbirds ( Nectarinia osea )decreases with increasing water ingestion rate, we predicted that glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in these birds would not be unusually high in spite of large ingested water loads. When feeding on dilute sucrose solutions, sunbirds ingested between 4...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (4): 659–666.
Published: 15 February 2003
... were presented to subjects. Male Palestine sunbirds Nectarinia osea (Bonaparte 1856) (body mass 5.74±0.07 g, N =10) were captured with drop nets on the grounds of Midreshet Ben-Gurion, home of the Sede Boqer Campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (30°51′ N, 34°46′ E;Israel...