The influence of environmental conditions on immune responses, morphology and recapture probability of nestling house martins (Delichon urbica)

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_7A3021F65BBD
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The influence of environmental conditions on immune responses, morphology and recapture probability of nestling house martins (Delichon urbica)
Périodique
Oecologia
Auteur(s)
Christe  P., de Lope  F., Gonzalez  G., Saino  N., Møller  A. P.
ISSN
0029-8549
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2001
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
126
Numéro
3
Pages
333-338
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Nestling birds produced later in the season are hypothesized to be of poor quality with a low probability of survival and recruitment. In a Spanish population of house martins (Delichon urbica), we first compared reproductive success, immune responses and morphological traits between the first and the second broods. Second, we investigated the effects of an ectoparasite treatment and breeding date on the recapture rate the following year. Due probably to a reverse situation in weather conditions during the experiment, with more rain during rearing of the first brood, nestlings reared during the second brood were in better condition and had stronger immune responses compared with nestlings from the first brood. Contrary to other findings on house martins, we found a similar recapture rate for chicks reared during the first and the second brood. Furthermore, ectoparasitic house martin bugs had no significant effect on the recapture rate. Recaptured birds had similar morphology but higher immunoglobulin levels when nestlings compared with non-recaptured birds. This result implies that a measure of immune function is a better predictor of survival than body condition per se.
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