Wing and primary growth of the Wandering Albatross

first_imgWe investigated the relationship between body mass and the rate and pattern of feather growth of the four outermost primaries of Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) chicks. Maximum growth rates were similar (4.5 mm day-1) for all feathers and between sexes, although primaries of males were significantly longer than those of females.last_img