- Empirical evidence for differential organ reductions during trans-oceanic bird flightP F Battley
Australian School of Environmental Studies, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland
Proc Biol Sci 267:191-5. 2000..Our results suggest that apart from brains and lungs no organs are homeostatic during long-distance flight. Such organ reductions may be a crucial adaptation for long-distance flight in birds...
- Is long-distance bird flight equivalent to a high-energy fast? Body composition changes in freely migrating and captive fasting great knotsP F Battley
Australian School of Environmental Studies, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland 4111, Australia
Physiol Biochem Zool 74:435-49. 2001..We have some evidence for skeletal fat being catabolized without phase 3 of a fast having been reached...