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Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology

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Application of Richards\'s growth model to Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus nestlings

Stuart Taylor, Michael R Perrin

Abstract


We generated a generalised growth curve for the Brown-headed Parrot Poicephalus cryptoxanthus. The growth model correlated well with the data from captive-bred chicks and should be used by ecologists and aviculturists to monitor the health of chicks, parental performance or disease and parasitism.

Ostrich 2008, 79(1): 79–82



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