Tag: Arctic Tern

Basal metabolic rate and thermal conductance in Arctic Tern chicks and the effect of heat increment of feeding on thermoregulatory expenses

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) Science Article 2 abstract Chick basal metabolic rate (BMRc) as oxygen consumption (VO2 in ml O2 g-1 h-1) of unfed individuals of Arctic Terns Sterna paradisaea during development (12-109 g) was best described by the parabolic equation VO2 = 1.25 + 0.061 m-0.00047m2, where m is body mass in g. Interspecific […]

Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)

Charadriiformes Sternidae Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) [order] Charadriiformes | [family] Sternidae | [latin] Sterna paradisaea | [UK] Arctic Tern | [FR] Sterne arctique | [DE] Küstenseeschwalbe | [ES] Gaviotín Ártico | [IT] Sterna codalunga | [NL] Noordse Stern Physical charateristics The Arctic Tern is slightly smaller than the Common Tern with long, narrow wings and […]