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Nestling growth and body condition of critically endangered orange-bellied parrots Neophema chrysogaster

Stojanovic, Dejan; Alves de Amorim, Fernanda; Webb, Matt; Troy, Shannon; Young, Catherine; Rayner, Laura; Crates, Ross; Cook, Henry; Heinsohn, Robert


Intervening when bird nestlings are performing poorly relative to the population mean may be a management priority if individuals are of high-conservation value. Assessing body condition may enable identification of potential problems before they cause mortality. We aimed to provide a tool for conservation managers to identify underperforming nestlings in a severely threatened bird population. We develop models of nestling growth and empirically quantify nestling body condition of critically...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-04-30
Type: Journal article
Source: Emu - Austral Ornithology
DOI: 10.1080/01584197.2020.1743186


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