Estimation of carcass fat and protein in northern pintails ( Anas acuta) during spring migration

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) Science Article 2

abstract

Foraging in stopover areas influences nutritional condition of birds during spring migration. Our purpose was to determine if body mass, percent carcass water, and serum biochemistry would predict energy reserves (carcass fat and protein) in northern pintails (Anas acuta) at a spring staging area, Lake St. Pierre in Que

Leave a Reply