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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (4): jeb210427.
Published: 20 February 2020
... ( Sturnus vulgaris ) eggs to characterize the timing of testosterone metabolism and determine whether etiocholanolone, a prominent metabolite of testosterone in avian embryos, is capable of affecting early embryonic development. Tritiated testosterone was injected into freshly laid eggs to characterize...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (16): 2651–2657.
Published: 01 August 2015
... spontaneous saccades that follow an endogenous oculomotor strategy. We used new eye-tracking technology specialized for small birds to study the oculomotor behavior of an open-habitat, ground-foraging songbird, the European starling ( Sturnus vulgaris ). We found that starlings primarily move their eyes along...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (2): 272–278.
Published: 15 January 2012
..., such as migratory flight, and mounting an immune response. We experimentally tested this prediction by studying immune function in European starlings, Sturnus vulgaris , flown in a wind tunnel. Specifically, we predicted that constitutive immune function decreases in response to training and, additionally...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (21): 4099–4108.
Published: 01 November 2005
... remaining equal this results in a higher energy budget. We manipulated food availability by varying the foraging costs and studied effects on daily energy expenditure (DEE) and energy allocation of captive starlings Sturnus vulgaris . Birds in a closed economy earned their food by flying between two perches...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (24): 4291–4298.
Published: 15 November 2004
... of flight in a wind tunnel by four European starlings Sturnus vulgaris made using three independent techniques: heat transfer modelling, doubly labelled water (DLW)and mask respirometry. We based our heat transfer model on thermal images of the surface temperature of the birds and air flow past the body...
Includes: Supplementary data
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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 (2003) 206 (18): 3201–3210.
Published: 15 September 2003
...: v.greenwood@bristol.ac.uk ) 10 6 2003 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2003 2003 e-vector polarisation sensitivity vision foraging avian Japanese quail European starling Coturnix coturnix japonica Sturnus vulgaris In the literature on the ecology of vision, light...
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J Exp Biol (1992) 164 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., using models based on Key words: starling, pectoralis, in vivo force, flight, Sturnus vulgaris. 2 A. A. BIEWENER, K. P. DIAL AND G. E. GOSLOW fixed-wing aerodynamic theory (Brown, 1963; Greenewalt, 1975; Lighthill, 1977; Pennycuick, 1968, 1989; Tucker, 1968). These theories predict a 'U'-shaped power...