Table 1.

Initial, lowest and final body mass (g) of captive western sandpipers during mass loss and gain cycles by trial (Trials 1 and 2) and diet (high fat and low fat)

DietMass (g)Trial 1Trial 2P
High fat (N=15,13)Initial29.1±2.427.7±5.30.020
Lowest25.6±1.923.9±2.50.037
Final30.8±3.229.3±5.00.572
Low fat (N=14,5)Initial27.7±4.425.2±1.60.247
Lowest23.2±1.422.0±0.90.081
Final28.5±3.627.5±3.00.709
  • Values are means ± s.d.; N values in parentheses are for Trials 1 and 2, respectively.