, Volume 36, Issue 11, pp 1299–1300 | Cite as

Metabolism-weight relationship in some small nonpasserine birds

  • R. Prinzinger
  • I. Hänssler


The metabolism — weight relationship 24 different nonpasserine birds follows the equation M=0.138 W0.716. No pronounced differences could be found, relating to the metabolic rate per unit body weight, between these birds and representatives of the order Passeriformes.


Body Weight Metabolic Rate Pronounced Difference Weight Relationship Unit Body 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Prinzinger
    • 1
  • I. Hänssler
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl ZoophysiologieUniversität TübingenTübingen 1Federal Republic of Germany

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