||Physical / Climate, Atmosphere, Radiation
& Electricity / Type:
(This physical factors section is currently used in Wildpro
predominantly to link different data types and demonstrate
inter-relationships. It does not contain detailed information on
the physical factor itself.)
- High wind speeds may affect birds in flight, carrying them into collision
with a variety of obstacles.
- Sufficiently strong winds may prevent waterfowl from flying, keeping them
from leaving an area, for example in search of food or water or to escape from a hazard.
- High winds may also interact with other environmental conditions, for
example Heavy surf (See Heavy waves
/ Rapid water flow)
- Wind may carry waves of salt-laden water over waterfowl sitting on the
surface and thereby increase salt encrustation (Salt Encrustation) of
- Wind may carry waves of water over birds as the water is freezing,
increasing the risk of ice entrapment (Salt Encrustation).
|Directly Associated Waterfowl Diseases