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A simple photogrammetric technique for estimating egg volume from field measurements
Michel, P.; Thompson, P.M. (2003). A simple photogrammetric technique for estimating egg volume from field measurements. Atlant. Seabirds 5(1): 31-34
In: Atlantic Seabirds. Seabird Group and Dutch Seabird Group: Sandy, Bedfordshire. ISSN 1388-2511, more
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Keywords
    Eggs; Photogrammetry; Quality; Size; Volume; Fulmarus glacialis (Linnaeus, 1761) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Michel, P., correspondent
  • Thompson, P.M.

Abstract
    We compared direct and indirect methods for estimating egg volume in the Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis and developed a simple photogrammetric technique. We found that more variability in measured egg volume was explained by a photogrammetric estimate of cross-sectional area (78%), in comparison to an ellipsoidal formula derived from field measurements of egg length and breadth (61%), or a published formula (53%) that had been used in previous studies of this species. In future, this photogrammetric technique could also allow measurements of complex shape indices and reduce handling and disturbance at the nest.

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