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The structures of the Gastrointestinal Tracts of honeyeaters and other small birds in relation to their diets

Richardson, K.C. and Wooller, R.D. (1986) The structures of the Gastrointestinal Tracts of honeyeaters and other small birds in relation to their diets. Australian Journal of Zoology, 34 (2). pp. 119-117.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/ZO9860119
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Abstract

Honeyeaters, with a diet of nectar and small, soft-bodied insects, had smaller, less muscular gizzards and shorter intestines than insect-eating birds of comparable body size from the same area of Western Australia. Stomach width was correlated with body weight in insectivores but not in the more nectarivorous honeyeaters. Intestine length increased with increase in body weight in both insectivores and nectarivores.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © Australian Journal of Zoology
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/31610
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