The Influence of Body Condition on the Stopover Ecology of LeastSandpipers in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley during FallMigration

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) Science Article 3

abstract

Many shorebirds are long-distance migrants and depend on the energy gained at stopoversites to complete migration. Competing hypotheses have described strategies used by migrating birds; the energy-selection hypothesis predicts that shorebirds attempt to maximize energy gained at stopover sites, whereas the time-selection hypothesis predicts that shorebirds attempt to minimize time spent at stopover sites

Sarah E. Lehnen and David G. Krementz, Ecologie et conservation des oiseaux 2(2): 9.

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