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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Peskov, V. N., Tarasenko, M. O., Franchuk, M. V. (2013). Changeability of linear sizes, body proportion and division into periods of development of Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio collurio L. nestlings. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 16, 82-97 Keywords: Red-backed Shrike, nestling, linear size and body proportions, allometric growth, stage, stadium, critical phases Views: 313 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №16 (2013)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 82-97

Changeability of linear sizes, body proportion and division into periods of development of Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio collurio L. nestlings

V. N. Peskov, M. O. Tarasenko, M. V. Franchuk

The postembryonic development of the Red-backed Shrike nestlings was studied. It is proved that the nestlings aged from 1 to 11 days clearly differentiated in 2 large and 6 small groups by the linear size of 17 morphometric characters. It is shown that the nestlings of these groups differ in the age, linear size, body proportions and allometric growth of the characters. It is offered to provide 3 stages, several stadiums and two critical phases of the development in the conventional nest period of the Red-backed Shrike.

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