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Table 1 Morphometric parameters of barn owl's and pigeon's remiges

From: Morphometric characterisation of wing feathers of the barn owl Tyto alba pratincola and the pigeon Columba livia

barn owl   p10 p9 p5 p1 s4 s8
length of rachis [cm] 24.49a +/- 0.58 27.40 21.86; 22.50 17.36 15.41; 17.64 16.55; 15.96
area of outer vane [cm2] 10.44a +/- 0.65 19.56; 20.11 18.59; 21.15 12.82; 16.78 14.95; 18.82 16.11; 15.85
area of inner vane [cm2] 52.15a +/- 3.31 62.60; 65.93 48.15; 55.90 30.79; 38.44 34.73; 40.48 35.35; 38.57
AI (area)   -0.67 -0.53 -0.45 -0.4 -0.38 -0.4
lserr a/lfr b ov [mm] 1.8c +/- 0.06 2.03d +/- 0.22 3.62d +/- 0.4 4.33d +/- 0.68 3.29d +/- 0.45 3.21d +/- 0.51
lfr b inner vane [mm] 3.45d +/- 0.15 3.21d +/- 0.18 1.82d +/- 0.16 1.68d +/-0.2 1.88d +/- 0.28 1.97d +/- 0.3
pigeon   p10 p9 p5 p1 s4 s8
length of rachis [cm] 19.31b +/- 0.21 19.63 16.71 11.62 11.35 10.33
area of outer vane [cm2] 4.33b +/- 0.11 7.07; 6.67 8.09; 8.69 8.18; 7.82 10.14; 11.72 9.70; 9.62
area of inner vane [cm2] 17.58b +/- 0.40 19.00; 21.50 17.10; 20.03 11.18; 11.70 11.52; 12.84 9.89; 10.94
AI (area)   -0.6 -0.5 -0.38 -0.18 -0.05 -0.04
  1. a mean values with standard error of the mean, N = 5
  2. b mean values with standard error of the mean, N = 8
  3. c mean length of serration with standard error of the mean, N = 16 (p10: N = 40)
  4. d mean length of fringe with standard error of the mean, N = 16 (p10: N = 40)