Mesitornis variegatus (White-breasted mesite):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.017
SMSE = 0.027

Zero-variate data
ab24.25 23.91 (0.01398)dage at birthSeddTobi2003
tx 21 21.01 (0.0007045)dtime since birth at fledgingCabr2013
tR365 409 (0.1206)dtime since birth at 1st broodCram1985
am4818 4830 (0.002548)dlife spanMagaCost2009
Li 31 30.95 (0.001662)cmultimate total lengthARKive
Wwb 5 5.005 (0.0009606)gwet weight at birthARKive
WwR107 106.4 (0.005545)gwet weight at 1st broodARKive
Wwi107 106.4 (0.005526)gultimate wet weightARKive
Ri0.005479 0.005489 (0.001747)#/dmaximum reprod rateARKive
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalMesitornis variegatusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02034cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9951-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 1539J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8007-growth efficiency
s_H 0.02 0.02205-maturity ratio
t_0 0 6.835dtime at start development


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  • [ARKive]
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  • [Cram1985] S. Cramp. Terns to woodpeckers. In Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, The Birds of the Western Palearctic, volume IV. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1985.
  • [DawsWhit1999] W. R. Dawson and G. C. Whittow. Regulation of body temperature. In G. C. Whittow, editor, Sturkie's Avian Physiology, pages 343--390. Academic Press, San Diego, 5 edition, 1999.
  • [MagaCost2009] J. P. de Magalhães and J. Costa. A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22:1770--1774, 2009.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Rahn1991] H. Rahn. Why birds lay eggs. In D. C. Deeming and M. W. J. Fergunson, editors, Egg incubation: its effects on embryonic development in birds and reptiles, pages 345--360. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991.
  • [SeddTobi2003] N. Seddon, J. A. Tobias, and H. M. Butchart. Group living, breeding behaviour and territoriality in the subdesert mesite Monias benschi. Ibis, 145:277--294, 2003.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Carlos MGL Teixeira, 2012/07/31 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2017/11/23)

accepted: 2017/11/23

refer to this entry as: AmP Mesitornis variegatus version 2017/11/23