Table 1.

Morphological data for the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)

VariableMean value
Body mass (g)13.3±1.7
Single wing length (cm)7.2±0.3
Wing span (cm)16.1±1.3
Mean wing chord (cm)3.9±0.3
Aspect ratio4.2±0.6
Single wing area (cm2)26.5±2.3
Combined area of both wings and body (cm2)62.8±5.2
Wing loading (N m-2)20.8±2.6
Disc loading (N m-2)3.7±0.4
Pectoralis mass (g)0.9
Pectoralis maximum fascicle length (mm)15.0
  • Values are means ± s.d. (N=12, except pectoralis data, where N=1).