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

  • Stuart Taylor School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, South Africa
  • Michael R Perrin School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, South Africa

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
Published
2008-05-13
Section
Articles

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