Predictions & Data for this entry

Model: std climate: Cwa, Cfa, Cfb, Dfb, Dfc migrate: Ml
COMPLETE = 2.6 ecozone: THp, TPi food: biCi
MRE = 0.033 habitat: 0iTh, 0iTf, 0iTi gender: Dg
SMSE = 0.044 embryo: Tnpo reprod: O

Zero-variate data
ab11.65 11.65 (0.0001376)dage at birthSnowPerr1998
tx 19 18.98 (0.001283)dtime since birth at fledgingSnowPerr1998
tR365 384 (0.0521)dtime since birth at 1st broodSealWalt1981
am4709 4742 (0.006976)dlife spanTacuCrai2013
Li 33 33.04 (0.001181)cmultimate total lengthSnowPerr1998
Wwb2.6 2.595 (0.001787)gwet weight at birthOhmaChap1970
WwR115 115.7 (0.006119)gwet weight at 1st broodOhmaChap1970
Wwi115 115.7 (0.006119)gultimate wet weightOhmaChap1970
Ri0.02521 0.02528 (0.00276)#/dmaximum reprod rateSnowPerr1998
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW_Ma see Fig. 1 (0.0949)time since birthwet weightWyll1981
tW_Pm see Fig. 1 (0.09334)time since birthwet weightWyll1981
tW_As see Fig. 1 (0.08301)time since birthwet weightWyll1981
tW_Er see Fig. 1 (0.07758)time since birthwet weightWyll1981
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalCuculus canorusUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.393cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9979-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 894.1J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.7999-growth efficiency


  • Brood parsite for small passerines (ref: Wiki)


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  • [OhmaChap1970] R. D. Ohmart, T. E. Chapman, and L. Z. McFarland. Water turnover in roadrunners under different environmental conditions. The Auk, 87:787--793, 1970.
  • [SealWalt1981] D. C. Seal, K. C. Walton, and I. Wyllie. Age of first breeding in the cuckoo. Bird Study, 28:211--214, 1981.
  • [SnowPerr1998] D. W. Snow and C. M. Perrins. The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Concise Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998.
  • [TacuCrai2013] R. Tacutu, T. Craig, A. Budovsky, D. Wuttke, G. Lehmann, D. Taranukha, J. Costa, V. E. Fraifeld, and J. P. de Magalhães. Human ageing genomic resources: Integrated databases and tools for the biology and genetics of ageing. Nucleic Acids Research, 41:D1027--D1033, 2013.
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Bibtex file with references for this entry

Carlos MGL Teixeira, 2011/08/20 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2017/01/21)

accepted: 2017/01/21

refer to this entry as: AmP Cuculus canorus version 2017/01/21