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

Romero, L. Michael.

Romero, Robin C.

2002

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  • 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
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