Radiotelemetry of the Respiration of a Flying Duck

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Science  06 Jul 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3523, pp. 39-40
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3523.39


Respirations of a flying wild mallard duck, Anas platyrhynchos, appear to be synchronized with wing beat in a ratio of 1 to 2. Wing beats come during exhalation and between respirations. The average number of respirations was 14 per minute for a resting duck and 96 per minute for a flying duck.

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