Table 2

Mean wingbeat rates for escape flights of Pileated Woodpeckers over the first four wingbeats, the second four wingbeats, and the overall mean, combining both phases of flight

mean wingbeat rate (beats s-1)


Wingbeats

Wingbeats

Overall


1–4

5–8

mean


PIWO flight 1

7.1

-

3.9

PIWO flight 2

6.7

4.4

5.0

PIWO flight 3

8.6

4.0

6.7

PIWO flight 4

8.0

5.7

6.0

Luneau video

8.6

8.6

8.6


The underlined results represent rates that are comparable or equivalent to the woodpecker described in Fitzpatrick et al [1]. Calculations based on data presented in Table 1.

Collinson BMC Biology 2007 5:8   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-5-8

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