An examination of stable hydrogen isotope (δD) variation in adult and juvenile feathers from a migratory songbird
Abstract:Stable hydrogen isotopes (δD) can help predict geographic origin of tissue growth but within-site variation of feather δD (δDf) exists. Multiple hypotheses explain δDf variation: moult timing, physiology, and spatio-temporal differences in source deuterium, but there have been few direct tests of these factors. We assessed δDf variation within a breeding population of Wood Thrush (
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada. 2: Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada.
Publication date: May 15, 2012
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