Flight Speeds and Energetics of Seven Bird Species: 1989

Posted August 21, 1989 | Categories : 101,Research |

“Flight speeds of 7 bird species , the tree swallow, mountain bluebird, white-throated Swift, European Starling, Black Tern, Pigeon Guillemot, and Red-necked grebe were recorded using a Doppler Radar handgun . Morphological measurements were also made on some species and were used along with literature values , to construct curves of estimated total power required for flight versus flight velocity for each species. ” Rebecca Ann Kolotylo , submitted this thesis for the degree of Master of Science in the Zoology Department, The University of British Columbia.


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