Development and Growth Weights

of the

Raggiana Bird of Paradise

 Feather Development

  capital capital capital spinal spinal spinal
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
20-Jun-93            
3-Jul-93 10 days 14 days   3 days 13 days  
17-Jun-94 8 days 16 days   8 days 16 days  
21-May-95 10 days 14 days   6 days 13 days  
Total 28 44 0 17 42 0
Average 9.33 14.67 0.00 5.67 14.00 0.00
             
  alar alar alar caudal caudal caudal
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
20-Jun-93            
3-Jul-93 0 days 10 days   3 days 15 days  
17-Jun-94 1 day 12 days   8 days 17 days  
21-May-95 1 day 11 days   5 days 15 days  
Total 2 33 0 16 47 0
Average 0.67 11.00 0.00 5.33 15.67 0.00
             
  ventral ventral ventral humeral humeral humeral
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
20-Jun-93            
3-Jul-93 8 days 14 days   2 days 14 days  
17-Jun-94 9 days 14 days   9 days 12 days  
21-May-95 8 days 13 days   5 days 13 days  
Total 25 41 0 16 39 0
Average 8.33 13.67 0.00 5.33 13.00 0.00
             
  femoral femoral femoral crural crural crural
Hatch Date emerge begin to unsheath open emerge begin to unsheath open
20-Jun-93            
3-Jul-93 6 days 14 days   6 days 15 days  
17-Jun-94 9 days 14 days   10 days 14 days  
21-May-95 5 days 14 days   6 days 14 days  
Total 20 42 0 22 43 0
Average 6.67 14.00 0.00 7.33 14.33 0.00
             
Raggiana Bird of Paradise
Hatchling Development
Hatch Date eyes start to open eyes open wing stretching wing flapping preening bill wiping
20-Jun-93            
3-Jul-93 4 days 8 days 11 days 14 days 14 days 14 days
17-Jun-94 6 days   11 days 14 days 14 days 13 days
21-May-95 3 days 6 days 10 days 12 days   11 days
Total 13 14 32 40 28 38
Average 4.33 7.00 10.67 13.33 14.00 12.67
             
Hatch Date vocalize stand walk/hop perching pan offered eating on its own
20-Jun-93            
3-Jul-93 11 days 16 days 16 days 17 days    
17-Jun-94 0 days 16 days 16 days 16 days    
21-May-95 0 days     16 days 16 days  
Total 11 32 32 49 16  
Average 3.67 16.00 16.00 16.33 16.00  
             
Hatch Date drinking on own flying other other    
20-Jun-93            
3-Jul-93 19 days 16 days 16 days      
17-Jun-94     10 days 16 days    
21-May-95 16 days 16 days 10 days 16 days    
Total 35 32 36 32    
Average 17.50 16.00 12.00 16.00    
             
             
             
Raggiana Bird of Paradise      
Growth Weight in Grams     "Click" for Graph      
  High Low Average      
Hatch Day 11.79 10.55 11.20      
Day 1 12.3 10.27 11.46      
Day 2 14.6 8.73 12.36      
Day 3 18.5 16.37 17.22      
Day 4 21.49 20.33 20.83      
Day 5 27.8 25.15 26.23      
Day 6 37.12 31.7 34.06      
Day 7 43.96 36.97 41.04      
Day 8 53.58 45.2 49.85      
Day 9 63.95 58.14 60.99      
Day 10 76.8 68.69 72.46      
Day 11 82.31 76.09 79.90      
Day 12 88.65 80.69 84.81      
Day 13 92.31 76.55 84.35      
Day 14 92.67 84.71 89.70      
Day 15 91.14 83.87 87.78      
Day 16 92.4 89.67 90.66      
Day 17 93.93 76 84.16      
Day 18 93 81.47 86.52      
Day 19 97.34 86.38 90.25      
Day 20 102.69 86.53 94.11      
Day 21 101.21 89.87 95.81      
Day 22 97.87 96.87 97.37      
Day 23     92.40      
Day 24     98.83      


Last Updated on 5/5/98
By James Mejeur