Yıl 2011, Cilt 35 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 103 - 108 2011-01-01

Gender-based differences in stride and limb dimensions between healthy red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) Temminck, 1815
Gender-based differences in stride and limb dimensions between healthy red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) Temminck, 1815

Sandra Aidar de QUEIROZ [1] , Ross Gordon COOPER [2]


The red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) is economically important as food. The current study investigated the limb and trunk characteristics in age-matched [year-of-hatch (yoh) 2004 and 2005], gender segregated birds, and determined differences in stride between cocks and hens. The locomotion trial was completed in a corridor of 0.6 × 2.36 m dimension. The girth was significantly higher in cocks than in hens, while body weight was slightly higher in hens. Cocks had a greater height than hens. The time to walk 2.36 m was longer for cocks than for hens. This was related to an attenuated speed and stride length in cocks by comparison with hens. The increased number of strides and reduced stride lengths in cocks suggested their defensive posture by lagging behind the fleeing hens or juveniles. Subtle differences in yoh may have been related to small variances in nutrition, weather, management, age, and reproductive traits. Although the birds born in distinct years were submitted, the net sum of these effects could have potentiated the different performances observed.
The red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) is economically important as food. The current study investigated the limb and trunk characteristics in age-matched [year-of-hatch (yoh) 2004 and 2005], gender segregated birds, and determined differences in stride between cocks and hens. The locomotion trial was completed in a corridor of 0.6 × 2.36 m dimension. The girth was significantly higher in cocks than in hens, while body weight was slightly higher in hens. Cocks had a greater height than hens. The time to walk 2.36 m was longer for cocks than for hens. This was related to an attenuated speed and stride length in cocks by comparison with hens. The increased number of strides and reduced stride lengths in cocks suggested their defensive posture by lagging behind the fleeing hens or juveniles. Subtle differences in yoh may have been related to small variances in nutrition, weather, management, age, and reproductive traits. Although the birds born in distinct years were submitted, the net sum of these effects could have potentiated the different performances observed.
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Yazar: Sandra Aidar de QUEIROZ

Yazar: Ross Gordon COOPER

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Yayımlanma Tarihi : 1 Ocak 2011

Bibtex @ { tbtkzoology153238, journal = {Turkish Journal of Zoology}, issn = {1300-0179}, eissn = {1303-6114}, address = {}, publisher = {TÜBİTAK}, year = {2011}, volume = {35}, pages = {103 - 108}, doi = {}, title = {Gender-based differences in stride and limb dimensions between healthy red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) Temminck, 1815}, key = {cite}, author = {QUEIROZ, Sandra Aidar de and COOPER, Ross Gordon} }
APA QUEIROZ, S , COOPER, R . (2011). Gender-based differences in stride and limb dimensions between healthy red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) Temminck, 1815. Turkish Journal of Zoology , 35 (1) , 103-108 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/tbtkzoology/issue/12623/153238
MLA QUEIROZ, S , COOPER, R . "Gender-based differences in stride and limb dimensions between healthy red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) Temminck, 1815". Turkish Journal of Zoology 35 (2011 ): 103-108 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/tbtkzoology/issue/12623/153238>
Chicago QUEIROZ, S , COOPER, R . "Gender-based differences in stride and limb dimensions between healthy red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) Temminck, 1815". Turkish Journal of Zoology 35 (2011 ): 103-108
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ISNAD QUEIROZ, Sandra Aidar de , COOPER, Ross Gordon . "Gender-based differences in stride and limb dimensions between healthy red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) Temminck, 1815". Turkish Journal of Zoology 35 / 1 (Ocak 2011): 103-108 .
AMA QUEIROZ S , COOPER R . Gender-based differences in stride and limb dimensions between healthy red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) Temminck, 1815. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 2011; 35(1): 103-108.
Vancouver QUEIROZ S , COOPER R . Gender-based differences in stride and limb dimensions between healthy red-wing tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) Temminck, 1815. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 2011; 35(1): 108-103.