Baseline corticosterone peaks in shorebirds with maximal energy stores for migration: A general preparatory mechanism for rapid behavioral and metabolic transitions?

T Piersma*, J Reneerkens, M Ramenofsky

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In captive red knots (Calidris canutus, Scolopacidae) showing a regulated body mass increase of 50% related to their migration from temperate staging sites to tundra:breeding grounds, plasma corticosterone concentrations increased from less than 10 to levels as high-as 30 when the energy storage for migration was complete. These birds did not fly, but concentrations dropped to very low levels (

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)118-126
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
StatusPublished - okt-2000

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