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Relates to the total body weight to the wing area [1]

e.g. [2]:

  • Leach Storm-petrel: 0.025 oz/in² or 0.11 g/cm²
  • Barn Swallow: 0.032 oz/in² or 0.14 g/cm²
  • Barn Owl: 0.066 oz/in² or 0.29 g/cm²
  • Golden Eagle: 0.162 oz/in² or 0.71 g/cm²
  • Mute Swan: 0.378 oz/in² or 1.66 g/cm²

References[]

  1. ^ Simpson & Day (1999). A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 6th Edition. Penguin. ISBN 0-691-04995-5. 
  2. ^ Frances, Peter; et al. (2007). Bird: The Definitive Visual Guide. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 1564582957. 
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