Tag: Purple Sandpiper

Population structure and origins of Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima in north Norway during winter

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) Science Article 2 abstract Wintering Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima were captured at Varangerfjorden, Finnmark, in March 1992, and compared with samples from Troms county in November 1988 to describe the population structure in north Norway in terms of age and sex classes, and to determine the origins of these wintering birds. […]

How do Purple Sandpipers Calidris maritima survive the winter north of the Arctic circle?

Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) Science Article 1 abstract Winter north of the Arctic circle in northern Norway is colder, windier and there is less solar radiation than in eastern Scotland, at a latitude 13degree further south. We predicted from equations derived from heated taxidermic mounts that the maintenance metabolism (Basal Metabolic Rate plus extra costs […]