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Migration: Energetics

  1. Franz Bairlein

Published Online: 15 APR 2002

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003212

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How to Cite

Bairlein, F. 2002. Migration: Energetics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Institute for Avian Research, Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2002

Abstract

Energetic preparation for migration is the deposition of tissue to fuel locomotion. The prime fuel is fat, which can be accumulated in huge stores.

Keywords:

  • fat deposition;
  • fatty acids;
  • frugivory;
  • nutrition;
  • protein use