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Table 2 Comparison of the mean measured (minimum and maximum ranges in brackets) and expected body masses of birds investigated

From: Health status of seabirds and coastal birds found at the German North Sea coast

Species Mean measured mass [g] Mean expected mass [g] df  P 
Oystercatcher 396.6 (288.7 – 586) 527.1 455.3 9 < 0.001
Red knot 141.8 (126–150) 146 7 4 n.s.
Common scoter 727 (655–851) 1057.1 777.9 6 < 0.001
Curlew 578.3 (404–890) 751 288.3 1 < 0.001
Grey Plover 210.1 (184.7–235.4) 251.1 22.5 1 < 0.001
Bar-tailed godwit 232.2 (186.6-277.5) 418.5 175.8 1 < 0.001
  1. n.s.: not significant, df = degrees of freedom.