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Differences in wing shape of captive, critically endangered, migratory orange-bellied parrots Neophema chrysogaster relative to wild conspecifics

Stojanovic, Dejan; Neeman, Teresa; Hogg, Carolyn J; Everaardt, Annika; Wicker, Leanne; Young, Catherine; Alves de Amorim, Fernanda; Magrath, Michael J L; Heinsohn, Robert


Living in a captive environment may compromise phenotypic traits critical to survival in the wild. Captive animals that differ from the ideal wild phenotype may have impaired fitness after release, especially if there is extreme phenotypic selection during some life history stages. Wing shape of migratory birds is crucial to migration efficiency, and changes to wing shape in captivity may severely affect survival after release. We investigate wing shape of migratory Orange-bellied Parrots...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Emu - Austral Ornithology
DOI: 10.1080/01584197.2021.1872389


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