Alectura lathami (Australian brush-turkey):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.036
SMSE = 0.071

Zero-variate data
ab 49 50.96 (0.04006)dage at birthGoth2001
tx0.001 0.001 ( 0)dtime since birth at fledgingGoth2001
tR305 305 (4.199e-05)dtime since birth at 1st broodJoneDekk1995
am4563 4563 (2.419e-06)dlife spanAnAge
Wwb120 117.1 (0.02444)gwet weight at birthGoth2001
Wwi2160 2237 (0.03561)gultimate wet weight for femalesJoneDekk1995
Wwim2520 2520 (5.083e-06)gultimate wet weight for malesJoneDekk1995
Ri0.05479 0.05478 (0.000181)#/dmaximum reprod rateWiki
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.2222)time since birthwet weightGoth2001
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalAlectura lathamiUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.09767cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.7668-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 20.86J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.801-growth efficiency


  • Male maintains leaf mound in which eggs hatch. Hatchlings loose mass just after hatching. It takes them 40 h to reach the mound surface, 40 till 150 cm above, and rest for 21 h. No parental care after hatching, so they are superprecocial (ref: Goth2001)


  • Males are assume to differ from females by {p_Am} only


  • [Wiki]
  • [AnAge]
  • [Goth2001] Göth A. Survival, habitat selectivity and behavioural development of the Australian brush-turkey Alectura lathami. PhD thesis, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 2001.
  • [Boot1985] D. T. Booth. Thermogerulation in neonate brush turkeys (Alectura lathami). Physiol. Zool., 58:374--379, 1985.
  • [JoneDekk1995] D. N. Jones, R. W. R. J. Dekker, and C. S. Roselaar. The megapodes (Megapodiidae), volume 3 of Bird families of the world. Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2016/11/23

accepted: 2016/11/23

refer to this entry as: AmP Alectura lathami version 2016/11/23