Corticosterone Responses in Wild Birds: the Importance of Rapid Initial Sampling.

Romero, L. Michael.
Romero, Robin C.

Corticosterone concentrations in birds usually rise in response to capture and handling, and it is often assumed that this change is predictable. We tested this assumption by leaving Gambel's White-crowned Sparrows (Zonotrichia leucophrys gambelii), House Sparrows (Passer domesticus), and Lapland Longspurs (Calcarius lapponicus) in nets or traps for 15 min following capture and comparing their cor... read more

House sparrow.
Lapland longspur.
White-crowned sparrow.
Animal behavior.
Stress (Physiology)
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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L. Michael Romero and Robin C. Romero (2002) CORTICOSTERONE RESPONSES IN WILD BIRDS: THE IMPORTANCE OF RAPID INITIAL SAMPLING. The Condor: February 2002, Vol. 104, No. 1, pp. 129-135. doi:[0129:CRIWBT]2.0.CO;2.
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